Latest Alcohol and cortisol Stories

2013-04-17 17:28:51

Long-term cortisol exposure in seniors linked to heart disease, stroke Hair strands contain valuable information about senior citizens' stress levels that can be used to determine an individual's cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Unlike a blood test that captures a snapshot of stress hormone levels at a single point in time, a scalp hair analysis can be...

Decision Making Skills In Stress Situations Affected By Cortisol
2012-12-10 13:23:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of scientists from the University of Granada´s Group of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology has discovered a connection between levels of the hormone cortisol in a person´s saliva and their ability to make good decisions in high-stress situations, highlighting yet another link between mind and body. The researchers study, titled “Can decision-making skills affect responses to psychological...

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