Stress Archive

UCLA.edu – It has been long known that stress plays a part not just in the graying of hair but in hair loss as well. Over the years, numerous hair growth or hair-restoration remedies have emerged, ranging from hucksters’ “miracle solvents” to legitimate medications such as minoxidil. But even the best of these have shown […]

A new study provides insight into how stress impacts the brain and may help to explain why some individuals are predisposed to depression when they experience chronic stress. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 27, 2011 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals complex molecular mechanisms associated with chronic stress and may help […]

SFN.org – Stressed-out mice with a history of dieting ate more high-fat foods than similarly stressed mice not previously on diets, according to a new study in the December 1, 2010 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that moderate diets change the brain’s stress response and may make crash dieters and yo-yo […]

Exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain – including reduced activity in the frontal lobes and altered regulation of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a new dissertation from Umeå University in Sweden. Certain personality traits heighten susceptibility to psychiatric disorders. Therefore a research team […]

UAB.edu – So, why are we fat? And getting fatter? Most people would say it’s simple: We eat too much and exercise too little. But University of Alabama at Birmingham obesity researcher David B. Allison, Ph.D., says that answer, while valid, may be a little too simple. Allison and colleagues think the more relevant question […]

PSU.edu – A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids – like […]