The stress, or rather, its mechanisms, could be an effective tool for treating obesity as can be seen from the latest research published in the scientific journal Nature. It’s a neurochemistry pathway that is activated through chronic stress and allowing that, even with food excess, it can be slimming.
Research in which have taken part researchers from United States, Australia and Slovenia, monkeys and mice were used in their experiments and they found that there is a “biological switch of obesity” that fat can be manipulated in the bodies of animals. In the experiments were subjected to animal testing as the place them in cold water an hour a day or caging them with an aggressive partner.
They were given to animals in addition two types of diets rich in fats and sugars and a normal diet. The result at the end of two weeks showed that the stress resulted in overweight and obesity, the animals that provided a diet high in fats and sugars in stress conditions waxed double than mice that had the same diet but without stress.
Stress and obesity are linked, this discovery may allow to shape the human body without surgery, several pharmaceutical companies are interested in initiating research with humans, can be revolutionary new treatments for obesity. But until now, healthy and balanced diet and daily exercise, they will be the best allies to prevent the so-called plague of the 21st century.