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Stress : portrait of a killer / a co-production of National Geographic Television and Stanford University ; senior producer, Linda Goldman ; producer/director/writer, John Heminway.

Goldman, Linda, (producer.). Heminway, John, (producer,, director,, screenwriter.). Sapolsky, Robert M. (Added Author). Blackburn, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen), 1948- (Added Author). Shively, Carol A. (Added Author). Marmot, Michael, 1945- (Added Author). Epel, Elissa. (Added Author). Roseboom, Tessa. (Added Author). Lovett, Marcus. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 55 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic : 2008.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Marcus Lovett ; features interviews with Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Dr. Carol Shively, Sir Michael Marmot, Dr. Tessa Roseboom, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel.
Summary, etc.:
Over the last three decades, science has been advancing our understanding of stress-how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. From baboon troops on the plains of Africa, to neuroscience labs at Stanford University, scientists are revealing just how lethal stress can be. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague. In Stress: Portrait of a Killer, scientific discoveries in the field and in the lab prove that stress is not a state of mind, but something measurable and dangerous.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Stress (Physiology)
Stress (Psychology)
Stress management.
Stress tolerance (Psychology)
Stress (Psychology) > Prevention.
Hormones > Physiological effect.
Job stress > Physiological effect.
Stress (Physiology) > Endocrine aspects.
Baboons > Effect of stress on.

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