Comments for: This is your body on stress: Digestion, immunity and hormones under attack

Posted March 13, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.

Dr. Hans Selye studied the body’s reaction to chronic stress in the 1930s and ’40s, discovering three resulting health problems. First, ulcers in the upper digestive tract. Second, the thymus gland, responsible for the body’s immune response, would shrink. Third, the adrenal glands would swell, showing signs of damage, as …

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