Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 1st, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "The fact, that obesity is a prominent feature of hypercortisolism (Cushing's syndrome) has stimulated investigation on the possible existence of the reverse relationship, namely that hypercortisolism is a feature of obesity.
"We have reviewed half a century of literature on this question, and have found out the following. Hypercortisolism can exist in two forms: systemic hypercortisolism, in which there is an overall bodily excess of cortisol, and tissue, or intracellular, hypercortisolism, in which...
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