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Cortisol, Insulin & Obesity

Overview Excess glucose that is not used for physical activity circulates in the bloodstream. Muscle and other cells that do not need the glucose reject it, causing an increase in insulin production. This further de-sensitizes cells to insulin, causing insulin resistance. Excess glucose is excreted through the kidneys and can...
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Managing Stress: A Balancing Act

Overview We all have stress sometimes. For some people, it happens before having to speak in public. For other people, it might be before a first date. What causes stress for you may not be stressful for someone else. Sometimes stress is helpful – it can encourage you to meet...
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