Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 4th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "It is hypothesized that a chronic defeat response to social or environmental stressors increases the likelihood of dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis with dysregulation of cortisol, accumulation of abdominal fat and development of glucose intolerance. African-Caribbean women who have a high level of internalized racism (INR) are at increased risk for abdominal obesity and glucose intolerance."
E.A. Tull and colleagues, University of Pittsburgh, wrote, "The aim of the current study was to determine...
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