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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(4):599- 601   |    Available online, February 06, 2017

Role of cortisol  in stress, fat  deposition and  weight gain  in  women



Wagh (Patil) Sanjeevani D


Department of Zoology, Shri.Shivai Science College, Amaravati, India 

Received: 14.10.2016   |      Accepted: 04.12.2016       |         Published : 06.02.2017

Stress is not an illness  but it is a psychological condition which has  unpleasant  physical  side-effects.  Stress has become the most common phenomenon now-a-days. Recent  studies has  shown an association  between enormous  stress  and  fat deposition  in  women. The  word Stress was  previously used in physics  to refer the internal force exerted on material body leading to strain. It is often described as flight or fight  response  to the external stimuli.  The stress hormone, cortisol, is public health enemy number one. Scientists have known for years that elevated cortisol levels  also interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease.  Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels also increase risk for depression, mental illness, and lower life expectancy in women.  This study may help women to understand and manage stress related  issues.


Keywords: Stress, Depression, Fat-deposition, Cortisol.




Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


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Wagh (Patil) Sanjeevani D  (2016) Role of  cortisol  in stress, fat  deposition and  weight gain  in  women,  International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (4): 599.-601.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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