The relationship between cortisol and weight gain has been noted by several researchers in the area of weight management, and many books have recently appeared on the market alerting readers to the insidious link between stress, elevated blood cortisol levels and weight increase.
Cortisol is a hormone released during times of stress in order to assist the body in defending itself against a perceived threat; hence this process has been dubbed the “fight-or-flight” response. While the secretion of cortisol assisted our ancestors to survive battles against predators or escape from them, Western life does not present the average person with life-threatening situations on a daily or hourly basis. Yet modern-day stresses often result in the almost constant secretion of cortisol as a result of lifestyle issues such as noise, pollution, overpopulation, and interpersonal problems.
Constant dieting also takes its toll on the body, and studies have shown that women who diet have consistently higher levels of cortisol in their systems. Stress is also a well known trigger of comfort eating. Ironically, cortisol-related weight gain is associated with fat deposition in the abdominal area, which is implicated in an increased incidence of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. These facts highlights the difficulties involved in trying to lose weight, keep it off, and maintain good physical health.
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