2010 Press Releases

  • New Study Strengthens Link Between Everyday Stress and Obesity

    Released September 1, 2010 - The effects of stress on the meal patterns and food intake of animals exposed to the equivalent of everyday stress on humans suggest that there is not only a short term impact – the stress can cause metabolic changes in the longer term that contribute to obesity. The findings were determined by use of the visible burrow system (VBS), an animal model of chronic social stress to produce stress-associated behavioral, endocrine, physiological and neurochemical changes in animals.