Long-term Stress Found To Be Associated With Bigger Waistlines!


Higher cortisol levels (stress hormone) over a long time span found to be linked with risk of obesity, study reveals. 

-In a study, conducted by University College London, examined the association of long-term stress with obesity amongst people.

-The study examined close to 2,527 men and women, aged 54 and above, through the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing across a period of four years.

-In the study, the hair strand was used to determine the cortisol levels. It was found that people with higher cortisol levels had a bigger waist circumference and weighed much more than the others.

-The study suggested that high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) across several months was found to increase the risk of obesity across the population. 

-Findings were published in the Journal Obesity

Source: Journal Obesity

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