Diet experts at Bond University are undertaking a new study that will further investigate the link between stress and weight gain.
The study will involve 10 lean and 10 obese men and women and will consider how elevations of the hormone cortisol, caused by stress, stimulate appetite and cravings, negatively impacting those trying to drop the kilos.
Leads of the study, Dr Hayley O’Neill and Professor Nuala Byrne, hope that their findings will help them to understand why and how weight changes occur so they can promote effective programs to help dieters succeed in future.
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The above story is based on materials provided by the Bond University.