Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sweet snacks may be best for stress:
"Researchers have found that eating or drinking sweets may decrease the production of the stress-related hormone glucocorticoid--which has been linked to obesity and decreased immune response. 'Glucocorticoids are produced when psychological or physical stressors activate a part of the brain called the 'stress axis,'' said Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of psychiatry. 'These hormones help an individual survive and recover from stress, but have been linked to increased abdominal obesity and decreased immune function when produced in large amounts."

So to stop from getting fat, make sure to eat snackfoods when getting stressed?


1 comment:

  1. This is perfect! You need to tell the world!!