psyche

20. March 2015

Adipose tissue endangers physical and mental health

The adipose tissue in people with severe overweight (adiposity or obesity) is more than an energy reservoir. It affects metabolism, immune defense, and even the individual’s psyche. Here certain signaling transmitters of the immune system (cytokines) play a decisive role.

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29. January 2015

Typical behaviors of obese people?

Can eating become an addiction? There seem to be some parallels. The human brain of persons with obesity and persons with an addiction show an increased activity in specific brain areas as reaction to food or drug stimuli respectively.

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