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The Struggles of Stress and Menopause: Part 3 – The Huffington Post

We’ve discovered why we’re so stressed and what implications stress has on our bodies, so now it’s time to dive into the cortisol connection.

Cortisol is one of several hormones secreted to provide energy in response to stress. Cortisol stimulates the release of protein from muscle so it can be converted to glucose, inhibits protein synthesis, increases the release of fatty acids from fat tissue…

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