Anxiety modulation by the heart? Aerobic exercise and atrial natriuretic peptide.

@article{Strhle2006AnxietyMB,
  title={Anxiety modulation by the heart? Aerobic exercise and atrial natriuretic peptide.},
  author={Andreas Str{\"o}hle and Christian Feller and Christian Joseph Strasburger and Andreas Heinz and Fernando C. Dimeo},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={1127-30}
}
Exercise has an anxiolytic activity and it increases the concentrations of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). Because ANP has an anxiolytic activity, this hormone might contribute to the anxiolytic effects of aerobic exercise. Cholecystokinin-tetrapeptide (CCK-4)-induced panic attacks were studied in 10 healthy subjects after "quiet rest" or 30 min of… CONTINUE READING