Prof blames life-stress for non-communicable diseases

A behavioural epidemiologist is convinced that life stresses cause long-term physical damage and have the potential to manifest into non-communicable diseases.

Professor Timothy Olds (pictured) from the University of South Australia believes that the wear and tear on the body from repeated stresses - also known as allostatic load - can translate into overt diseases such as diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, asthma and perhaps even osteoporosis and