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Stress Increases the Risk of Obesity

July 16th, 2014 in 2014, Katya Ravid, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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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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