Study Examines Relationship Between Stress, Obesity
Reduced stress is linked to changes in the profile of plasma metabolites, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.
According to the researchers, the findings can shed light on the associations of psychological well-being with metabolism and the risk of disease. The study was published in Scientific Reports.
Psychological stress is known to be associated with obesity, low-grade inflammation and metabolic disorders, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood.
In the newly published study, the researchers used metabolite profiling to study whether improved psychological well-being is associated with measurable changes in metabolism.