SCI 162 Week 4 DQ2 - killer. Heart attacks, strokes,...

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Cortisol is the stress hormone released by the human body when a person is stressed out. Cortisol is considered toxic stress because of its effect on the body causing a person to gain lethal fat deep in their abdomen. Toxic stress has many health issues that result from it. Lethal fat is the only fat in the human body that is associated with and can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer. It is very important to know about these negative health effects because each one is a potential
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Unformatted text preview: killer. Heart attacks, strokes, diabetic disorders and cancers kill people every day and some show few if any symptoms. Another effect of lethal fat is that it makes the liver’s job much harder to be accomplished causing insulin and cholesterol management issues as well as immune function failures. The best advice given to prevent problems from Cortisol is monitor what you eat and to get up and get moving (exercise)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course SCI 162 SCI 162 taught by Professor Leister during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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