Medindia

X

Stress and Appetite are Linked

by Kathy Jones on  August 13, 2011 at 9:44 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
Researchers at University of Calgary reveal that stress plays a very important role in controlling appetite and said that increased stress for a long period increases the hunger drive in people and trick them into thinking that they are hungry even though they do not need the extra food.
 Stress and Appetite are Linked
Stress and Appetite are Linked
Advertisement

The study, published in the journal Neuron, was conducted by Jaideep Bains, and Quentin Pittman of the university's Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Advertisement
Conducting the experiment on rats, the researchers found that increased stress impaired the ability of the neurotransmitters controlling appetite to work properly.

"When we're stressed for prolonged periods, the stop signal to cease eating is not working properly. The circuitry is changed in appetite-regulation pathways. When people are stressed, some tend to eat more and this might explain why that happens", the researchers said.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All