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can stress cause weight gain?

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Dr. Roshni Patel
17 years experience Family Medicine
Stress leads to +lbs: Stress leads to a number of various changes in the body that can cause weight gain. Stress increases cortisol levels which can increase the amount of weight around the waistline. Also, most people eat poorly under stress which increases weight. Stress also causes insomnia which often leads to overeating during the day.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
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