Researchers found that people who are unable to maintain positive moods when faced with the minor stressors associated with daily life appear to have elevated levels of inflammation, reports an article in Psych Central. Chronic inflammation can be problematic, undermining health and potentially playing a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer. It appears that a person’s frequency of stress may be less related to inflammation than their responses to stress. Those who are able to maintain positive affect while experiencing minor stressors show decreased levels of inflammation. To read this article in its entirety, click here.