Losing weight aided by cutting down stress

The more stressed someone was, the bigger the body weight, BMI and waist circumference of the person.

Stress is capable of packing a double hit as it can make you obese over time, but now a recent study suggests that if you want to avoid those extra kilos, then it’s time to stop counting calories and simply relax.

Researchers from University College London (UCL) conducted the study on 2,527 men and women over the age of 50. They measured the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in two centimetre clippings of hair (about two months’ growth). 

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