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Relatively small inferior frontal cortex is responsible for anxiety, says study

Relatively small inferior frontal cortex is responsible for anxiety, says study

The presence of various anxiety disorders in a person can be linked to specific areas of the brain like amygdala and hippocampus, say various researches. One of the key methods to diagnose mental disorders is to identify the prominent structural changes in such regions of the brain.

For example, amygdala in the brain of extremely anxious children is larger than others. The amygdala in the limbic system is an essential part of the brain that alerts people about any environmental threat and activates the fear response by triggering “fight or flight” response.

It is also accepted by scientists that the hippocampus, another […]

Yeast-based spread may help lower stress and anxiety, says study

Yeast-based spread may help lower stress and anxiety, says study

Vegemite, a favorite of many Australian children and adults, can serve a better purpose than just satisfying the taste buds. A staple diet in most Australian homes, Vegemite is primarily made from leftover brewer’s yeast with various vegetables and spices mixed for flavor and added nutrition. A recent study has suggested its role in being a stress and anxiety buster.

Apart from Vegemite, other spreads containing yeast such as Marmite and MightyMite were found to be equally effective in controlling the symptoms. According to professor Vasso Apostolopoulos who enabled the study, “We know these extracts contain some of the world’s richest […]