Piling On the Stress Blocks All Memory in Snails

Single stressors inhibits long-term memory but short term memory can still form. Combining the stressors inhibits all memory formation –  short and  long term. At least in snails. Free from PLoS ONE Combining Stressors That Individually Impede Long-Term Memory Blocks All Memory Processes The effects of stress on memory are typically assessed individually; however, in…

Exercise Helps in Coping with Stress-Overeating

Rat animal model finds that regular exercise helps moderate the effects of social stress, including overeating. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cbf.2984/abstract Moderate physical exercise attenuates the alterations of feeding behaviour induced by social stress in female rats Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that stress-related disorders, such as the increase on the caloric intake, are twice as common in women as…

Physically Active Children Deal Better with Stress

Sedentary children more likely to experience surges in cortisol levels while physically active children showed minimal changes in cortisol. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism March 7, 2013 jc.2012-3745 http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/early/2013/03/07/jc.2012-3745.abstract Higher Levels of Physical Activity Are Associated With Lower Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis Reactivity to Psychosocial Stress in Children Context: Children who undertake more physical activity (PA)…

From the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session

A truckload of presentations coming out of ACC’s session. Since they are all relatively related, I’ll do this in bulk. For those who follow Twitter it’s #ACC13. Some of these are being presented first at the ACC session  some are in press and a few are recently published. Hurricane Katrina Continues to Kill – A 2007 study found…