food & STRESS

September 2007
Good Health & Medicine;Sep2007, p16
The article reveals that chronic stress could stimulate overeating and increase the number of fat cells in the body, according to a new study at the Sydney Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The scientists discovered that stress triggers the nervous system to release a substance called neuropeptide Y, which increases the urge to eat, usually a high-fat, high-sugar diet.


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