Inflammatory responses are part of the body's ability to protect itself with the help of the immune system. However, chronic, long-term, inflammation undermines one's health, and appears to play a role in obesity, heart disease and cancer. These findings add to growing body of evidence regarding the health implications of affective reactivity and emotional response to daily stressors.
Nancy Sin said, "A person's frequency of stress may be less related to inflammation than responses to stress. It is how a person reacts to stress that is important."