Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Study Seeks To Quantify Effects Of Stress Among Women
Ohio State university researchers today published findings that seek to quantify combined effects of stress and high fat meals among women. Professor Jan Kiecolt Glaser is lead author of the study. She says day-to-day stress takes a physical toll.
“In this case we found that stress slowed metabolism and it also had two other important effects. It increased insulin production and it also decreased fat oxidation. Higher insuling, lower fat oxidation, in both cases means your going to store more fat,” says Kiecolt-Glaser.
Kiecolt-Glaser adds when women in the study experienced stress they burned about 100 fewer calories the following day.
“That’s not a big deal for any one day but if that happened to you every day it would be the equivalent of about eleven pounds across a year.”
The OSU research was published Monday in the journal of Biological Psychiatry.