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Lowest cortisol levels found in women with overweight, mild obesity

Women with overweight and class I obesity appear to have the lowest cortisol levels, while more significant obesity appears to be associated with higher cortisol levels, according to recent findings. In the cross-sectional study, Karen K.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The problem with this study is that cortisol levels can be elevated in the adipose tissue but low in the blood.  It’s not the blood levels of cortisol that are the problem, but the levels in the adipose tissue that can only be addressed by biopsy.

 

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