By Leigh Haugh on March 27, 2016 Cortisol, Physical and Mental Health, Stress, Stress Hormones, Stress Relief, Weight Gain Biology, Daily News, Diabetes, Environment, Health, Obesity, Science

Cortisol is a stress hormone released in the body. The main roles of cortisol are to raise blood sugar levels in preparation for the ‘fight or flight’ response and suppressing the immune system. Therefore, unless a person finds themselves in an emergency situation, it is best to keep one’s cortisol levels as low as possible. […]