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How are hormones related to wrinkles and worries?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Cortisol is a hormone that is involved in the effects of aging on the body, including thinning of the skin. It increases when we are stressed out. If stress and cortisol levels remain elevated for long periods of time, that thinning skin may result in wrinkles.

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