Timing of Stress Hormone to Control Weight Gain

People with rheumatoid arthritis and asthma are most often prescribed Steroid (glucocorticoid) drugs in order to function normally but these drugs cause significant weight gain as a side effect. The timing of the dips and rises in the stress hormone-cortisol may explain why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with Steroid (glucocorticoid) drugs, according to a new study.
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