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Department/Life Science 

Social stress is a form of mental stress associated with human relationships that underlies the pathogenesis of mental disorders such as depression. We examine the effect of nutritional approach to social stress and explain the mechanism of reducing psychosocial stress by food.

Research Area Nutrition, Food Functional Science, Physiology
Selected Publications (1) Effect of the dietary intake of fish oil on psycho-social behavioral disorder caused by social-defeat stress. Physiol Behav. 2022 ; 254
(2)Immediate Early Gene Expression in Brain Regions Associated with the Social Behavioral Network After Male Competition in Medaka Fish.Zoolog Sci. 2020 Oct;37(5):391-398.
(3)Sufficient intake of high-fat food attenuates stress-induced social avoidance behavior.Life Sci. 2019 Feb 15;219:219-230.
Research and Achievements
(Undergraduate Course)
Tokushima University

Laboratory of Nutrition and Life science

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Academic Staff and Fellows