Why Too Much Stress Is Bad For You

It’s supposed to help keep your body healthy in stressful situations. But the constant stress of our everyday lives means we’re getting overexposed to cortisol. Raychelle Burks, Ph.D. explains why too much cortisol is bad for you in the latest episode of the Reactions series “Get To Know A Molecule”.

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Producer: Sean Parsons
Writer: Sam Lemonick
Host: Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.
Lead Writer: Noel Waghorn
Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Anne Andrews, Ph.D.
Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Hongyan Yang, Ph.D.

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