Originally Posted by Steven Low
Cortisol patterns are visceral stomach fat and accumulation of fat on the upper back.
Any hypercortisolism whether from excessive stress or working out too much or whatever else it is.
I think Poliquin has something on that in biosig, obviously Robb Wolf says that, and it's medically documented so I don't know you're saying that exactly?
High cortisol can cause visceral fat, but visceral fat does not mean you have high cortisol. Also, once males go under about 15% body fat, visceral fat is not a problem.