Navigation Links
Heart disease risk linked with spouses' social support
Date:2/6/2014

ivalent. When only one partner felt this way, the risk was significantly less. The effect was independent of gender, meaning that these associations were comparable for husbands and wives.

Given that the participants were married for an average of 36 years, one might predict that overall marital satisfaction would have a significant impact on this cardiovascular risk factor but the researchers didn't find that to be the case. It was the positive and negative aspects of lending support that were most significant in predicting cardiovascular health, suggesting that these factors exert their effects independently of overall marital quality.

It's not exactly clear why this is the case, but the researchers hypothesize that when both partners perceive each other as a source of ambivalence, it changes their behavior toward one another.

"The findings suggest that couples who have more ambivalent views of each other actively interact or process relationship information in ways that increase their stress or undermine the supportive potential in the relationship," says Uchino. "This, in turn, may influence their cardiovascular disease risk."

While Uchino and colleagues can't be certain that mutual ambivalence causes higher levels of CAC, since the study didn't follow participants over time, the results do provide the initial evidence necessary for longitudinal studies on relationship support and cardiovascular health.

Going forward, the researchers are interested in exploring the actual biological, social, and behavioral pathways linking relationship ambivalence and CAC levels, as well as ways to reduce ambivalence in important social ties.


'/>"/>
Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. People who know their heart age make greater improvements to their heart health
2. White silk wrappings key to female spiders heart
3. Scientists develop an engineered cardiac tissue model to study the human heart
4. Particulate air pollution leads to increased heart attack risk
5. Researchers discover how heart arrhythmia occurs
6. The way to a chimpanzees heart is through its stomach
7. Wayne State discovers potential treatment for better heart health in hemodialysis patients
8. Bio-inspired glue keeps hearts securely sealed
9. Final agenda available for CRF Conference on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease
10. LG Jumps Into Fitness Tech At CES With Lifeband Touch And Heart Rate Earphones
11. Patch outperforms Holter for prolonged heart rhythm tracking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman ... teach too. , With their unusually large brains relative ... in a complex social environment---not merely in a large ... but in a dynamic setting of alliances and competitors. ... dolphins, whales, primates, and social carnivores, like hyenas and ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... of severe maternal morbidity amongst women in Australia ... new study published today (17 September) in ... . , Australians generally enjoy high standards of ... disparities exist, in particular between indigenous and non ... explore the independent impact of socioeconomic position on ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have discovered the "molecular brakes" that ... ear cochleas of mice. These "hair cells" translate sound ... brain and are interpreted as sounds. If the arrangement ... , A summary of the research will be published ... 16. , "The proteins Hey1 and Hey2 act as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Being social: Learning from the behavior of birds 2New study examines the impact of socioeconomic position & maternal morbidity in Australia 2New study examines the impact of socioeconomic position & maternal morbidity in Australia 3Hey1 and Hey2 ensure inner ear 'hair cells' are made at the right time, in the right place 2
... against antibiotic resistance, two new studies shed light on ... antibiotic attack, an understanding of which could lead to ... combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The studies, ... membrane surrounding bacterial cells, will appear in the February ...
... large, clawed frog is helping Oregon Health & Science ... Fanconi anemia, a rare, genetic, cancer-susceptibility syndrome. , ... Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are the first to report ... frog, which goes by the Latin name Xenopus laevis, ...
... A novel enzyme in corn helps the plants defend themselves ... food, and ultimately killing them, according to researchers. The enzyme ... as the Bt toxin to prevent the pests from developing ... is found in insect-resistant strains of corn, and it breaks ...
Cached Biology News:Pair of studies offer new clues to combat antibiotic resistance 2Clawed frog helps Fanconi anemia research make leaps 2Clawed frog helps Fanconi anemia research make leaps 3Plants give pests sock in the gut 2Plants give pests sock in the gut 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... PARK, N.C. , Sept. 17, 2014  The ... presentation topics that will be featured at the conference, ... Conference Center on December 3 and 4, 2014. Researchers, ... are invited to hear the following: ... UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 Shimadzu ... Liquid Chromatograph (2D-LC), which offers a powerful ... matrices. The system provides a new level ... which is beneficial to scientists analyzing pharmaceutical ... natural products. , Comprehensive 2D-LC combines two ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 A ... occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae ... water, methane, biomass, inorganic compounds, carbon dioxide, and ... expanding customer base and improved costs, biodegradable polymers ... economically viable alternative to conventional polymers. Primary factors ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 BioClinica®, Inc., a leading provider of ... three of its experts are speaking at the ... to be held September 28 to October 1 in ... also announced the innovative Compass technology, a ... trials acquired earlier this year, is up for the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 2In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 3In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 4In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 5In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 6In Silico Drug Discovery Conference Announces Speakers and Topics 7Shimadzu’s New Nexera-e Two Dimensional Comprehensive Liquid Chromatograph Empowers Laboratories to Separate Even the Most Complex Mixtures 2Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Drives the Global Biodegradable Polymers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Drives the Global Biodegradable Polymers Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3BioClinica to Present at 20th Annual SCDM Conference 2BioClinica to Present at 20th Annual SCDM Conference 3
... of Wisconsin Hospital has completed its hospital-wide deployment ... final system being implemented in the hospital's pediatric units. ... is now operational in all 22 of the hospitals ... errors by 87 percent. This reduction is possible by ...
... growing up poor, money isn't the only solution to ... new study, the genes and warm support received from ... the cognitive and behavioral problems for which poverty puts ... May issue of the journal Child Development. , ,Numerous ...
... is part one of a three-part series focusing on the past, present ... up to WTNs interview with Nettles in March 2004. ... The Wisconsin Technology Network: Looking back over the past year, what accomplishments ... set of challenges you faced in your new position? , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:UW Hospital completes deployment of error-reducing technology 2UW Hospital completes deployment of error-reducing technology 3Study shows that genes can protect kids against poverty 2Study shows that genes can protect kids against poverty 3WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1) 2WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1) 3WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1) 4WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1) 5
Request Info...
... DNase is a preparation of deoxyribonuclease ... DNA to produce 3-hydroxyl oligonucleotides. This ... applications where maintaining the integrity of ... qualified for use with the Core ...
... catalyzes the template-directed polymerization of nucleotides into ... Polymerase I possesses a 3?5 exonuclease activity ... rate during DNA replication, and also contains ... enzyme to replace nucleotides in the growing ...
RNase-Free DNase 50 l...
Biology Products: