The death of a loved one is hard to move. It seems that their own life expectancy. Scientists have tried to understand the problem and the consequences of the loss of loved ones. Research has proven that suffers not only the psyche, but also the human immune system.
The death of a relative or friend is difficult experienced by all. At particular risk are people over 65 years of age. Death affects the immune system of a grieving person, it reduces the barrier function of the body, increases the risk of premature death.
The researchers took blood tests in people who have suffered the loss of a loved one. In most cases showed signs of lack of immunity - deficiency of neutrophils. These cells needed to fight infection and protect the entire body from the external environment.
It undermined the immune system, scientists believe, is the leading cause of death in older bereaved people in the period of mourning.