Caregiving not as bad for your health as once thought, study says

For decades, articles in research journals and the popular press alike have reported that being a family caregiver takes a toll on a person’s health, boosting levels of inflammation and weakening the function of the immune system. Now, after analyzing 30 papers on the levels of immune and inflammatory molecules in caregivers, researchers say the link has been overstated and the association is extremely small.

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