Mind-Body Medicine: Stress and Its Impact on Overall Health and Longevity

Vitetta, L., Anton, B., Cortizo, F. and Sali, A. (2005). Mind-Body Medicine: Stress and Its Impact on Overall Health and Longevity. In: Walter Pierpaoli, Proceedings of the Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer. Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer, Sicily, Italy, (492-505). 6-11 June 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2005.tb06153.x

Author Vitetta, L.
Anton, B.
Cortizo, F.
Sali, A.
Title of paper Mind-Body Medicine: Stress and Its Impact on Overall Health and Longevity
Conference name Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer
Conference location Sicily, Italy
Conference dates 6-11 June 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Fourth Stromboli Conference on Aging and Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication New York, N.Y, United States
Publisher The New York Academy of Sciences
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2005.tb06153.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 1573316032
ISSN 0077-8923
Editor Walter Pierpaoli
Volume 1057
Start page 492
End page 505
Total pages 14
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The belief that adverse life stressors and the emotional states that can lead to major negative impacts on an individual's body functions and hence health has been held since antiquity. Adverse health outcomes such as coronary heart disease, gastrointestinal distress, and cancer have been linked to unresolved lifestyle stresses that can be expressed as a negative impact on human survival and ultimately a decrease of the human life span. Psychological modulation of immune function is now a well-established phenomenon, with much of the relevant literature published within the last 50 years. Psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology embrace the scientific evidence of research of the mind with that of endocrinology, neurology and immunology, whereby the brain and body communicate with each other in a multidirectional flow of information that consists of hormones, neurotransmitters/neuropeptides, and cytokines. Advances in mind-body medicine research together with healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on health maintenance and disease prevention and hence the prolongation of the human life span.
Subjects 111706 Epidemiology
111101 Clinical and Sports Nutrition
1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Keyword mind-body medicine
psychosocial stress
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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