Friday, September 23, 2016

Stress research updates

Chronic stress increases level of a protein that decreases availability of mood-regulating chemical

One way chronic stress appears to cause depression is by increasing levels of a protein in the brain that decreases the availability of an important chemical that regulates our mood, scientists report.

A tough day could erase the perks of choosing 'good' fat sources, study finds

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. This study is the first to show that stress has the potential to cancel out benefits of choosing healthier fats.