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Medical visualization of how stress affects brain cells and how stress affects blood sugar levels. Chronic stress can harm your body in several ways. The stress hormone cortisol, for instance, has been linked to an increase in visceral fat. Studies have shown that stress hormones can shrink dendrites in the brain and prevent information from being relayed across nerve cells. When the cell damage occurs in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, memory and learning may suffer.
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