Study Reveals Stress Can Kill

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A study has recently been conducted on both men and women who were looking after their terminally ill partners and living under the stress of constant care giving.

A study* has recently been conducted on both men and women who were looking after their terminally ill partners and living under the stress of constant care giving.The chemical Interleukin-6 (IL-6), which negatively affects the way some cells grow, was found to increase significantly in the blood taken from the care givers but not in the control group. As the study progressed it was found that the increase in IL-6 can linger for up to 3 years after the death of the partner.

IL-6 has been linked to a number of different diseases including heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and some forms of cancer.

"This really makes a link to why chronic stress can actually kill people," says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State University. "Stressed people also may not get enough exercise or sleep. Exercise reduces IL-6 and normal sleep helps regulate levels of the chemical," she added.

Now that the problems associated with stress-related diseases have been identified they can be dealt with. Lack of sleep seems to be the biggest cause of stress.

Calcium and magnesium, apart from being good for bones and teeth as well as muscle and nerve function, are essential for a restful night's sleep. The study showed a significant drop in IL-6 when regular sleep patterns were observed.

There is now an easier way to absorb calcium and magnesium. A product called Cal-M™ is now available in the form of a powder. It contains a balance of calcium, magnesium and organic cider vinegar that creates a clear solution at the optimum acidity to allow maximum absorption by the body. When drunk at night, Cal-M™ aids sleep.

"After being on Valium for 12 years I was very addicted..." says a long time sufferer of insomnia. After trying Cal-M™ she said, "I thought I was going to be on Valium for the rest of my life but it was a great relief to find I could do without it."

Since using Cal-M™, Mr. G. T. reported, "I no longer have terrible problems in getting sufficient sleep."

Nutritionist Dr. S. Khanna calls Cal-M™ her "Nutritional Tranquillizer" and prescribes the product to patients with insomnia with very good results.

Cal-M™ is available from UK manufacturers G&G Vitamins on 01342 312811 or online at http://www.gandgvitamins.com

*Study conducted by JANICE KIECOLT-GLASER Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Ronald Glaser at Ohio State University.

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