Social Snubs are Seriously Sickening

Too much social rejection may lead to diseases, new brain research shows.

Participants in a study showed activity in two brain regions when they experienced social rejection, which led to an increase in inflammation in the body. Chronically high levels of inflammation are known to play a role in disorders such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and depression.

Live Science reports:

"Some people may be more prone to these boosts in inflammation than others. Study participants whose brains indicated they were particularly sensitive to social rejection had greater increases in inflammation in response to social stress."

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