Disease Proof

Stressed Fat Mice

Diet-Blog passes on some information showing how stress can lead to weight-grain…in mice. Check it out:
Mice who were stressed AND who were also eating a high-sugar high-fat diet got fat: they tended to gain more visceral abdominal fat.

What was strange was that it was only the combination of the above factors that produced the result. Stress and a good diet was okay. No stress and a junk food diet was okay.

The scientists concluded that the stress and bad diet increased amounts of a brain chemical called neuropeptide-Y - which resulted in more fat cells in the abdominal area.
I think the same thing rings true for humans. Maybe that’s why Dr. Fuhrman believes An Emotionally Satisfying Environment is Vital to health and longevity.
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Louise - July 6, 2007 8:58 PM

That's what the problem is: go off plan just a little bit while stressed, and the lbs just pile on!

Here's the LA Times Health Section article:

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