ID 110734
Author
Takeda, Eiji Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Terao, Junji Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakaya, Yutaka Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Miyamoto, Ken-ichi Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Baba, Yoshinobu Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
Chuman, Hiroshi Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kaji, Ryuji Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Ohmori, Tetsuro Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Rokutan, Kazuhito Project team of the 21st century COE program “Human Nutritional Science on Stress Control”, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
stress
nutrition
functional food
serotonin
antioxidant
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Stress is a pervasive factor in everyday life that critically affects development and functioning. Severe and prolonged stress exposure impairs homeostatic mechanisms, particularly associated with the onset of depressive illness. Brain food is aimed at preventing as well as treating a growing number of stress-related mental disorders. Some topics on the association of stress and nutrition is reviewed. (1) An increased activity of serotonergic neurons in the brain is an established consequence of stress. An increase in brain tryptophan levels on the order of that produced by eating a carbohydrate-rich/protein-poor meal causes parallel increases in the amounts of serotonin released into synapses. (2) Eating is thought to be suppressed during stress, due to anorectic effects of corticotrophin releasing hormone, and increased during recovery from stress, due to appetite stimulating effects of residual cortisol. (3) A strong inverse association between coffee intake and risk of suicide. (4) Night eating syndrome has been found to occur during periods of stress and is associated with poor results at attempts to lose weight and disturbances in the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis. (5) Dietary antioxidants present in fruits and vegetables may improve cognitive function. Therefore, it is concluded that the establishment of functional foods that correctly regulate stress response must be firmly based upon scientific knowledge and legal regulation.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
51
Issue
3-4
Start Page
139
End Page
145
Sort Key
139
Published Date
2004-08
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DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences