Latest Cortisol Stories
While the general public has long believed that stress can cause medical issues, researchers say it is the way people react to potential stress-inducing stimuli, and not the stressors themselves, that determine whether those individuals will fall ill or suffer other adverse health effects.
Researchers recently found that lonely older adults have more health risks and maintaining a positive attitude is paramount for keeping the body healthy.
The female and male genders share several broad, general similarities. We’re all human, after all, capable of good and evil and experiencing the full gamut of emotions. It’s when these generalities are dissected that the differences come to light.
Research shows being in nature lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol (Cosmo Magazine, August issue, pg 207; American Cancer Society: http://bit.ly/MfdZJj).
New research from Cornell University indicates that pregnant women who increase choline intake in the third trimester of pregnancy may reduce the risk of the baby developing metabolic and chronic stress-related diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes later in life.
New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production.
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located directly on top of the kidneys. Their main function is to secrete vital hormones and steroids during times of stress, as well as govern many different bodily functions. The hormones that the adrenal glands secrete are primarily derived from amino acids or lipids. The right adrenal gland is pyramid-shaped, while the left adrenal gland is shaped like a crescent moon. They have an irregular surface configuration, are enclosed in a capsule made of...
- totally perplexed and mixed up.