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Chronic Stress Unlocks Fat Cells, Ups Obesity


From  Chronic Stress Unlocks Fat Cells, Ups Obesity.

Stress may stimulate obesity by unlocking the body’s fat cells, a new study suggests.

Researchers found a molecule the body releases when stressed called NPY (neuropeptide Y). NPY appears to unlock certain receptors in fat cells, causing them to grow in both size and number.

via Chronic Stress Unlocks Fat Cells, Ups Obesity.

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