ID 111562
Author
Arai, Hidekazu The University of Tokushima
Yamamoto, Hironori The University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
stress
appetite
inflammation
functional food
metabolic control
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Repeated mental stress may lead to chronic alterations in cortisol and catecholamine concentrations and to insulin resistance. Furthermore, chronically elevated cortisol concentrations may favour the development of abdominal obesity and of the metabolic syndrome. Oxidative stress impairs glucose uptake in muscle and fat and correlates with BMI. Obese subjects with type 2 diabetes, especially soon after the onset of diabetes, usually exhibit postprandial hyperglycemia with delayed hyperinsulinemia. It is recognized that insulin resistance causes postprandial hyperglycemia ; however, it is also possible that impairment of early insulin secretion in response to an oral glucose load is the reason why postprandial hyperglycemia occurs. Since even modest increases in postprandial glucose values can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the effects of palatinose based functional food which reduces postprandial hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia were investigated in rats. This novel food definitely reduced visceral fat accumulation and improved insulin sensitivity. Therefore, it is suggested that functional food which suppresses postprandial glucose level is beneficial for both stress and metabolic controls.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
52
Issue
Supplement
Start Page
259
End Page
265
Sort Key
259
Published Date
2005-11
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences