Study Finds High Stress Can Be Detected in Bones

A new study released by Cell Metabolism points out that, unlike what we believed so far, even before adrenaline hormones kick in at times of strong emotions such as stress, anxiety or panic attacks, bone-produced osteocalcin can affect directly the nervous system.

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According to research, an acute response has been detected in this substance in high stress situations. Julian Berger of Columbia University, one of the project's creators, points out that this is a fantastic contribution to the science class. After years of believing that our bones were only part of the skeleton, a new hormonal connection has been discovered.

Although adrenaline is still an important substance in this process, we now know that it does not work alone and several factors can interfere with its functioning. According to Berger, studies will continue in search of more details to understand exactly what is the function and order of action of each substance.