Can Stress Make You Fat?
Full4Health partners Alexandra Johnstone and John Menzies pick out the science from the tabloid headlines
Numerous contemporary press and internet articles claim that stress can make you fat. A recent Daily Mail article, for example, asserted that a healthy diet and regular physical activity are unnecessary to maintain an optimal body weight. Instead, obesity was blamed on high levels of stress; it was suggested that a single gene expressed in the brain may be responsible for overeating during periods of stress, and that "putting your feet up and relaxing" may be a successful weight loss paradigm. But how much truth is there to these claims? ...