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Losing a Parent Early in Life Impacts a Person’s Immune System as They Age

June 22, 2023

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Hearing A Father's Advice

How does separation from a parent affect a child’s immune system? According to new U-M research, when a person loses a parent or a caregiver at a young age, their immune system suffers later in life. Grace Noppert, a social epidemiologist at the Survey Research Center in the U-M Institute for Social Research, explores her recent findings.

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