Women beware. A new study has found that social isolation and related cancer can heighten the risk of breast cancer suspectability.
The study was published on a PNAS paper titled, “Social Isolation Dysregulates Endocrine and Behavioral Stress While Increasing Malignant Burden of Spontaneous Mammary Tumors.” Gretchen Hermes, a resident in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, lead the study.
This is the first time research has established that Stress and Isolation could be risk factors for human cancer – according to Martha McClintock in the above report. Researchers plan to use the results of the above study to identify potential targets to reduce cancer by reducing its psychological and social risk factors.
The publication of this study is another confirmation that our mental and physical health are related. If one experiences excessive stress or worry then it slowly reflects on their physical health too.