Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Health Is Just One of the Costs of Caring

From the U.K., a new study. Here's the press release.
Parents of children with autism are more likely to get common ailments such as colds, coughs and headaches as a direct result of the increased stresses linked to their caring duties, according to research from Northumbria University. In the first study to look at the physical and psychological well-being of these carers, psychologists Dr. Mark Wetherell, Dr. Mark Moss and PhD researcher Brian Lovell also discovered higher levels of C-reactive protein in the carers, a marker of inflammation that is linked to increased risk of developing coronary heart disease and diabetes.

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