Weight Gain? Stress Could Be The Reason Behind it!

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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

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