Stress linked to Obesity

Stress is capable of packing a double hit as recent studies it can make you obese over time, but now a recent study suggests that it’s time to stop panicking and relax. Expert researchers from University College London (UCL) conducted the study on 2,527 men and women over the age of 50. They measured the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in two centimetre clippings of hair (about two months’ growth).

The researchers found that the higher the level of cortisol (ie. the more stressed someone was), the bigger the body weight, BMI and waist circumference of the person. Having a higher level of cortisol was also linked to persistent obesity over time.

Experts say that while we probably can’t eliminate all stress from our lives, we might be able to find ways to control it and even just being aware that stress might make you eat more may help.

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