A team of scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has figured out how stress destroys bones. Negative processes are triggered in the presence of anxiety disorders and depressive conditions.
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The human body, including its nervous system, is dependent on external influences that can cause depression and anxiety disorders. In this case, a decrease in the volume of minerals in the body is provoked. In the course of a large-scale study, volunteers were attracted, and as part of the experiment, scientists created conditions for people to simulate life on a space station. Volunteers were in a tight space, but at the same time they performed complex tasks. In addition, it was necessary to overcome conflicts arising between other participants. As a result, chronic stress was provoked in many of the volunteers, which had a negative effect on the bones. Experts have identified the negative effects of stress factors in humans, which can significantly increase the likelihood of fractures.
The researchers note that bone formation is slower when negative processes caused by stress and depression increase in the body. Along with this, many participants in the experiment experienced increased levels of norepinephrine.