Obese People Is Highly Sensitive For Stress And Depression:Research Study

Obese People Is Highly Sensitive For Stress And Depression:Research Study

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: University of Umea
  • Date: 09 July, 2016

Researcher from Umea University recently found that how stress hormones are linked with stress and depression and suggests Low level of cortisol –type of stress hormones are linked with obesity and high levels of fat in blood and metabolic syndrome in patients with recurrent depression or bipolar disorder

"These results provide clues to better understand the high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in people with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. The results may in the future contribute to better preventative treatments of cardiovascular diseases in these disorders," says Martin Maripuu, researcher at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Psychiatry at Umeå University.

The concern study recently appears in Journal of Affective Disorders. Bipolar disorder previously known as manic depression is types of mental disorder with periods of depression.Treatment of disease commonly include psychotherapy as well as certain specialized medications.

The Swedish research after an experiment concluded that patients with low level of cortisol in blood suffer from following:

1. Obesity (34 per cent in comparison to 11 per cent among other patients)

2. Dyslipidaemia, i.e. high levels of fat in the blood (42 per cent compared to 18 per cent among other patients)

3. Metabolic syndrome (41 per cent in comparison to 26 per cent among other patients). Apart from these there is no any relation in between cortisol levels and high blood sugar levels or high blood pressure.

Story source: University of Umea

Journal References:

Martin Maripuu, Mikael Wikgren, Pontus Karling, Rolf Adolfsson, Karl-Fredrik Norrback. Relative hypocortisolism is associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome in recurrent affective disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2016; 204: 187 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.06.024

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