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Stress May Influence The Human Ability To Lose Weight

Update Date: Jan 19, 2016 12:12 PM EST
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Stress adversely influences even our ability to lose weight, according to a new study published in BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids  Researchers at the University of Florida discovered that the higher the stress levels, the less the ability to burn fat cells.

"Betatrophin reduces the body's ability to break down fat, underscoring a link between chronic stress and weight gain," said Dr. Li-Jun Yang, a professor at the University of Florida, in a news release. "Stress causes you to accumulate more fat, or, at least, slows down fat metabolism. This is yet another reason why it's best to resolve stressful situations and to pursue a balanced life," according to scienceworldreport.

By testing cells and mice, scientists found that chronic stress leads to the production of a protein called betatrophin, which inhibits an enzyme involved in burning fat, according to Health Day.

The authors haven't really understood how betatrophin influences fat metabolism in humans, but by reducing chronic stress, it is possible to lose weight.

"Stress causes you to accumulate more fat, or, at least, slows down fat metabolism. This is yet another reason why it's best to resolve stressful situations and to pursue a balanced life," Yang said.

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