Here is an interested recent article linking lower socioeconomic status to shorter telomeres and higher susceptibility to catching colds.
The risk of accelerated telomere shortening has previously been associated with childhood stress in this other study of Romanian ophans: http://tinyurl.com/kkn5lud
To understand how shortened telomeres could be related to increased cold and flu susceptibility, see my 24th podcast on this topic:
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