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ea0016p514 | Obesity | ECE2008

Relationship among stress, weight gain and the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis

Marconi Valentina , Vicennati Valentina , Corvaglia Stefania , Zampighi Adria , Agostino Romina Di , Pasquali Renato

The aim of this study was: 1) to determine whether there is a correlation between a stressful event, such as the mourning, the hyperactivity of HPA axis, and the fast weight gain 2) to assess whether there is a specific parameter that can predict the susceptibility of individuals to develop metabolic syndrome following a stressful event. We investigated 80 obese women, aged between 23 and 67 years; each subject underwent a clinical evaluation, an OGTT and biochemical, metaboli...