Regeneration and Anabolism: The Good Perspective

  • Tores TheorellEmail author
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Part of the Handbook Series in Occupational Health Sciences book series (HDBSOHS)


In most textbooks and handbooks on stress, considerable attention has been directed to the mechanisms of energy mobilization and the dangers associated with long-lasting energy mobilization without periods of recuperation. There is less emphasis on how regenerative forces in the body may stimulate repair and replacement of worn-out cells. In interventions, a distinction should always be made between improvement of “good” forces and reduction of “evil” forces. Here the physiological counterparts of “good” (regeneration) forces are presented.


Keywords Stressors Coping strategies Stress DHEA-s Oxytocin Energy mobilization Regeneration Epigenetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public HealthKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Stress Research InstituteStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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