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Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195324273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001

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 Status, Stress, and Heart Disease

 Status, Stress, and Heart Disease

A Monkey's Tale

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(p.74) 4 Status, Stress, and Heart Disease
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Interdisciplinary Research
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Jay R. Kaplan

Stephen B. Manuck

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0006

This chapter describes the history of the scientific collaboration between the authors, Jay Kaplan and Steve Manuck, which represents the pairing of two disciplines — physical anthropology (primatology) (Kaplan) and psychology (Manuck). In a series of studies in cynomolgus monkeys, the researchers demonstrate that stressful circumstances and an individual's social position (status) within a group influence coronary artery atherosclerosis, the pathologic process that produces vulnerability to heart disease.

Keywords:   interdisciplinary research, collaboration, cynomolgus monkeys, coronary atherogenesis, cardiovascular disease, status, atherosclerosis

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