Scientists at the University of Florida found out, that chronic stress slows down fat metabolism. Under stress the production of betatrophin gets stimulated. This protein reduces the ability to break down fat and therefore fosters obesity. The scientists used cells from both mice and humans to get to that conclusion.
A research at the University of Cincinnati discovered an additional link between body fat and stress. With mechanisms yet unknown, receptors within body fat can trigger signals to the brain that cause stress. This very stress can in turn lead to a desire to eat more.
It’s no secret that regular exercise keeps you in shape but how do you get down to the root of the trouble? The ability to break this vicious circle is matter of stress management. Mindful meditation is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress levels immediately and sustainably.