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Evidence suggests that psychological stress has a role in the aetiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here, Hackett and Steptoe review the evidence and give an overview of intervention studies that have attempted to modify psychological or social factors to improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.NEXT ARTICLE
Stress is caused by your perception of situations around you and then the reaction of your body to them. The automatic stress response to unexpected events is known as 'fight or flight'. Discovered by Walter Cannon in 1932, it is the release of h...