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Job Stress and Neuropeptide Response Contributing to Food Intake Regulation
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  • Journal title : Toxicological Research
  • Volume 31, Issue 4,  2015, pp.415-420
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Toxicology
  • DOI : 10.5487/TR.2015.31.4.415
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Job Stress and Neuropeptide Response Contributing to Food Intake Regulation
Kim, Ki-Woong; Won, Yong Lim; Ko, Kyung Sun; Kang, Seong-Kyu;
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The purpose of the present study is to investigate the correlations between food intake behavior and job stress level and neuropeptide hormone concentrations. Job strain and food intake behavior were first identified using a self-reported questionnaire, concentrations of neuropeptide hormones (adiponectin, brain derived neurotrophic factor [BDNF], leptin, and ghrelin) were determined, and the correlations were analyzed. In the results, job strain showed significant correlations with adiponectin (odds ratio [OR], 1.220; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.001~1.498; p < 0.05) and BDNF (OR, 0.793; 95% CI, 0.646~0.974; p < 0.05), and ghrelin exhibited a significant correlation with food intake score (OR, 0.911; 95% CI, 0.842~0.985, p < 0.05). These results suggest that job stress affects food intake regulation by altering the physiological concentrations of neuropeptide hormones as well as emotional status.
Job stress;Food intake behavior;Neuropeptides;Workers;
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