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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