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Tag: C-reactive protein

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Uric Acid May be an Important Biomarker Indexing Health and Disease Risk

The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Author: Riis JL, et al. (2018), Biomarkers in Medicine SUMMARY: Uric acid (UA) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as a wide range of other health conditions and behaviors. A noninvasive measure of UA would be particularly useful in biobehavioral health […]

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Autonomic and Inflammatory Responses Moderated by Stress Appraisals and Affect

Coordination of cortisol response to social evaluative threat with autonomic and inflammatory responses is moderated by stress appraisals and affect Author: Laurent HK, et al (2016), Biol Psychol. Recent approaches to stress regulation have emphasized coordination among multiple biological systems. This study builds on evidence that hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity should be considered in coordination […]

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Cardiovascular health disparities and psychosocial factors that influence stress reactivity

A Preliminary Experimental Examination of Worldview Verification, Perceived Racism, and Stress Reactivity in African Americans Author: Lucas, et al (2016), Health Psychology This preliminary examination considers how experiencing injustice can affect perceived racism and biological stress reactivity among African Americans. Guided by worldview verification theory, it was hypothesized that responses to receiving an unfair outcome […]