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122 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: brazil84 28 February 2014 08:41:41PM 5 points [-]

My understanding is that how you respond to stress is a better predictor than total amount of stress.

That raises an interesting question. Just from simple observation, it's clear that a lot of people respond to stress by engaging in unhealthy behaviors like binge eating, excessive alcohol consumption, etc. So if stress is correlated with health problems, perhaps the causation is indirect.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 01 March 2014 01:11:53AM 6 points [-]

We do have some reasons to expect direct causation such as inflammation and immunosupression.