Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is commenting on a recent study that shows stress can further aggravate cancer.
In a recent medical report published in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS), the influence of stress and anxiety was shown to increase the number of cancer cells, thus inducing cancer progression.
According to the PLoS report, the continuously high levels of anxiety and stress can offset various cellular activities in the body, which are preventative against cancer cells and can potentially decrease cancer risk. Using cancer-induced mouse models that would represent human subjects with skin cancer or melanoma, these scientists subjected these animals to chronic stress and monitored various cellular and molecular events throughout the experimentation.
Spokesman for Bel Marra Health, Dr. Victor Marchione says, the results of the study showed that the immune system of the chronic stress-exposed mice with skin cancer was at a lower level, thus allowing these animals to develop additional medical conditions aside from melanoma. It has also been earlier reported that cancer cells generally develop when the immune system of a person is incapable of fighting foreign bodies or pathogens that have entered the bodies through infection.
The study also showed that the lymph nodes of the mice, or the organs that are responsible for producing antibodies against foreign pathogens, were poorly functioning, as compared to cancer-induced
mice that were not subjected to chronic stress. All these observations suggested that cancer risk and progression has increased in the presence of chronic stress.
The medical report contributes helpful information on the control of division in cancer cells, decreasing cancer risk, and identifying an additional preventative measure against cancer.
CEO of Bel Marra Health, Jim Chiang says, this study is interesting because it shows us that stress and anxiety does not only affect the mental health of an individual, but can also increase the number of cancer cells, resulting in further progression of the disease. With stress and anxiety, the quality of life of a cancer patient can also deteriorate at a higher rate, which is very concerning.
(SOURCE: PLoS One , High-Anxious Individuals Show Increased Chronic Stress Burden, Decreased Protective Immunity, and Increased Cancer Progression in a Mouse Model of Squamous Cell Carcinoma, April 25, 2012)
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