Stress Increases the Risk of Obesity

in 2014, Katya Ravid, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine
July 16th, 2014

Science World Report
Katya Ravid, School of Medicine

An unhealthy diet can increase the risk of weight gain as well as various health issues associated with a higher BMI. Of course, much of our BMI will also be determined by various genetic factors. However, other environmental ones can play a role, too…

Expert quote:

“It may seem counterintuitive, but our body needs fat tissue in order to function properly, and certain biochemical cellular processes are necessary for this to happen. Our study indicates that a dysfunction resulting from stress or inflammation can disrupt the process of fat tissue development, which could have a negative impact on processes dependent on proper fat cell homeostasis.”

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