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Stress hormone measured in hair linked to persistent obesity, study finds

People with long term stress may be more likely to be obese, according to a recent study by scientists at the University College London, and the telltale signs can be found in strands of hair.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Increased cortisol levels induce insulin resistance.  It is insulin resistance that increases fat accumulation by making it more difficult to release stored body fat for energy production. In essence, insulin resistance is the underlying cause of a fat trap.

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