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How Stress Hits Women’s Brain’s Harder—and Why Men Don’t Always Get It

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How Stress Hits Women’s Brain’s Harder—and Why Men Don’t Always Get It

Everyone feels stress, but some of us may feel it to a different degree than others.

New evidence finds that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol is linked to brain shrinkage and later memory loss—but the impact is far more pronounced in women than in men. This research shows how stress impacts more than just our minds, but can also impact our entire body and lead to chronic disease later on in life. For women, the impacts of stress overload can be even more lasting and negative. Check out the research findings over at Prevention.