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How Chronic Stress Promotes Spread of Cancer, and What You Can Do About It

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  • Psychological stress causes inflammation, which is a hallmark of most diseases, from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer. Having effective stress management tools is therefore important for optimal health
  • A study done on mice found that when the animals were chronically stressed, their lymphatic systems underwent changes that allowed cancer to spread more quickly and easily
  • The stress hormone norepinephrine can increase the growth rate of cancer; epinephrine has also been found to cause changes in certain cancer cells that make them resistant to cell death

By Dr. Mercola

Psychological stress can take a tremendous toll on your health. One of the reasons for this is because stress causes inflammation, which in turn is a hallmark of most diseases, from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer.


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