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Posted by: Suzie Q | 2011/08/04

Stress

Hi Doc,

Is there any truth in the myth that the stress hormone Cortisol makes you fat?
and if it''s true, is there any way to curb this hormone in any way that it doesn''t affect your body negatively?

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Suzie

Yes, the constant activation of cortisol released by the adrenal glands, due to stress, will cause abdominal fat increase. Refer to the following interesting article for more information: http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/cortisol.htm

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