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Rôle du stress dans l'obésité

Other titleThe role of stress in obesity
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 17, no. 731, p. 567-570
First online date2021-03-24

Stress is known to favour weight gain. This can be explained by various physiopathological and behavioural mechanisms. Specifically, chronic stress induces a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system and of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis which favours obesity, and the other way around. Furthermore, stress promotes eating disorders and a decrease in physical activity. Various studies using strategies that act specifically on stress have shown benefits in terms of weight loss. It is therefore important to evaluate stress in any patient suffering from obesity and to propose a treatment adapted to the patient's needs.

  • Humans
  • Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss
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CORREIA, Jorge et al. Rôle du stress dans l’obésité. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2021, vol. 17, n° 731, p. 567–570. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2021.17.731.0567
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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