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Central Otago Mirror - - PIONEER ENERGY - Can you ex­plain the link be­tween stress, cor­ti­sol and weight gain? Are they re­lated? Kind re­gards, Maude

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­ Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

Cor­ti­sol is a long-term stress hor­mone which we used to make when food was scarce. To­day stresses tend to be fi­nan­cial or re­la­tion­ship wor­ries which can last for a long time.

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