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Epigenetics - part 2
Being on the run all the time can lead to impaired cognitive function that is associated with DNA methylation, reduced BDNF and a dysregulated HPA axis.
DNA methylation determines how we age and a change can lead to chronic health problems.
The protein BDNF - brain derived neurotrophic factor - is involved in the formation of new synapses. A decreased response triggers brain related issues.
HPA axis stands for hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, and plays a role in stress responses. When this feedback mechanism is overactive dysfunction is likely to happen.
New studies show a correlation between chronic stress and epigenetics change in genes expression.
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