stress and obesity

Stress, the Reward System and the Epidemic of Obesity

Stress, the Reward System and the Epidemic of Obesity

SHORT FEATURES and FACES ARTICLE A recent review by Rajita Sinha and Ania Jastreboff from the Yale Stress Center, New Haven, CT, USA, provides an integrative perspective on the neurohormonal mechanisms by which stress affects reward pathways, and how the interactions between the stress and reward systems may contribute to the epidemic of obesity. In […]

Maternal Stress, Neuropeptide Y System and the Offspring’s Vulnerability to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Maternal Stress, Neuropeptide Y System and the Offspring’s Vulnerability to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

A recent report in the FASEB Journal indicates that Neuropeptide Y (NPY) system is a potential mediator of programming for the offspring’s vulnerability to obesity and metabolic syndrome induced by maternal low-protein diet (LPD). According to CDC more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. As stated by Ogden C. et al., 17.1% of […]

Cold-Induced Sympathoexcitation and Adipokine Profiles in Humans

Cold-Induced Sympathoexcitation and Adipokine Profiles in Humans

A study published in the journal Metabolism suggests that the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and its activation during cold-induced stress activation may play an important role in the regulation of adipokine secretion. Adipose tissue, in tight interconnection with the SNS, has a key role in maintaining energy homeostasis, blood pressure control, immunoregulation, hemostasis, and atherosclerosis. […]