New test may predict obesity

People with high stress levels are more likely to become obese, according to new research from Monash University’s School of Biomedical Science.

Researchers have identified that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol may act as a predictor in those susceptible to rapid weight gain. The same group are also the most likely to struggle to lose weight.

The test, which is performed over two hours, would allow early intervention to prevent obesity, including exercise, diet and stress reduction.

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