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Stress Strikes Again

A study finds a genetic link between stress, obesity, and diabetes.

‘We showed that the actions of single gene in just one part of the brain can have profound effects on the metabolism of the whole body,’ says Chen. This mechanism, which appears to be a ‘smoking gun’ tying stress levels to metabolic disease, might, in the future, point the way toward the treatment or prevention of a number of stress-related diseases.

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW