by CIO Staff

Signs of Stress: Our Apple-Shaped Leaders

Aug 01, 20031 min

Bill Clinton, 42nd President

Lou Gerstner, Former CEO of IBM

Harvey Weinstein, Miramax Cochairman

Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister

Bill Parcells, Dallas Cowboys Coach

Boris Yeltsin, Former Russian President

Dennis Kozlowski, Ex-Tyco CEO

Ted Kennedy, Senator (D-Mass.)

These men became apple-shaped because the brain evolved to react to elevated cortisol levels in the blood by craving food. And not just carrots and rice crackers. Stress wants a burger with fries.