Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response
The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism. While the exact nature of those signals remains a mystery, researchers say simply knowing such a pathway exists and learning more about it could help break a vicious cycle: Stress causes a desire to eat more, which can lead to obesity. And too much extra fat can impair the body’s ability to send a signal to the brain to shut off the stress response.
July 23, 2015 | Categories: Neuroscience Research, Weight Loss Science | Tags: cell biology, eating disorders, fat loss, health, medicine, metabolic diseases, neurobiology, neurochemistry, neurology, obesity, peer reviewed, science | Leave a comment