The Importance Of Protein Influence On Human Stress

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Register to read the introduction… Wattoo et al. (2011) conducted a survey participated by nurses and housewives of Pakistan and controlled distracting variables, such as age (between 30 and 45 years) and socioeconomic status (middle class) (sec. 2.2.1). According to Wattoo et al. (2011), comparing to nurses, the housewives have lower total protein levels (sec. 4). However, they are under more stress than the nurses (sec. 5). Wattoo et al.’s (2011) study proves that efficient of protein consumption can result in a high stress level. In his article, Wattoo et al. identified the reason of this influence was that an adequate intake of protein could compensate protein loss, which happens as a normal response to stressors (2011, sec. 4). Protein catabolism is unpreventable during stress, because “hypothalamus signals the release of catabolic hormones,” which causes the increase of protein catabolism (Wattoo et al., 2011, sec. 4). Therefore, the increase of demand for proteins during stress is unavoidable, and people will worsen the stressful situation by not consuming more proteins than normal circumstances. When dealing with chronic stress, a person need to keep a protein balance by ingesting proteins, such as pork, beef, eggs, fish, and …show more content…
1343). People who have experienced traumatic events like child abuse and earthquakes or who are undergoing a stressful situation like final exams and conflicts with others tend to involve in alcohol abuse; environmental factors like these will influence a person’s alcohol consumption (Anthenelli & Grandison, 2012, para. 1). In Sraecke et al.’s experiment, “the psychosocial stressor elicited robust stress reactions in all groups of participants as shown by robust increases in heart rate, cortisol secretion, electrodermal activity, and self-reported negative effect” (2013, p. 1347). According to Boschloo et al. (2011) and Gianoulakis et al. (2003), alcohol use stimulates the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis “resulting in elevated baseline cortisol levels in actively drinking participants” (as cited in Starcke et al., 2013, p. 1343). Anthenelli and Grandison suggest that chronic alcohol consumption is correlated to “elevated basal glucocorticoid secretion, whereas the hormonal response to a stressor was blunted.” They believe that while stress increased anxiety, “alcohol was consumed to reduce anxiety” ( Anthenelli & Grandison, 2012, para.2). These stress actions are related to the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. The prolonged stimulation of the HPA axis during active drinking may result in a reduced stress tolerance that causes overactive stress reactions in acute stress situations (Starcke et al., 2013, p.

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