Frontiers in the use of biomarkers of health in research on stress and aging

Jennifer R. Piazza, David Almeida, Natalia O. Dmitrieva, Laura Klein

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Abstract

Assessment of biomarkers that reflect objective indicators of physiological processes has become increasingly popular in psychological research on stress and aging. The current article reviews biomarkers of the neuroendocrine and immune systems, including issues related to measurement and normative age-related changes. We also discuss how exposure to stressors can provoke changes in these biomarkers and propose that stressful experiences may accelerate age-related declines in these systems. We recommend that future research examining physical health and aging incorporate dynamic and multivariate methods for assessing links between stressors and biomarkers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-525
Number of pages13
JournalJournals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Volume65 B
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Biomarkers
Health
health
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Physiological Phenomena
Neurosecretory Systems
Immune System
experience
Psychology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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In: Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Vol. 65 B, No. 5, 01.01.2010, p. 513-525.

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