Higher cortisol levels found to be associated with weight gain, study suggests
-In a recent study, conducted by the University College London (UK), researchers evaluated the impact of long term stress on weight gain.
-The study evaluated close to 2,527 men and women aged below 50 years. The study was focused to account for the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the subjects’ 2 cm hair clipping.
-The study took in account parameters such as sex, smoking, age groups and diabetes.
-The study suggested that higher the cortisol levels, higher is the stress and more is the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.
Source: University College London