Stress Hormone Cortisol In Excess Impairs Memory In Adults

The stress hormone, cortisol, at higher than average levels, can impair memory in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 2,000 adults who had high cortisol levels and found they performed poorly compared to the average cortisol level group. In addition, they also showed less tissue volume in certain areas of the brain.   Cortisol is known…

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Cortisol Levels Now Measured In Sweat By A New Wearable Patch

Cortisol is an extremely important steroid hormone and of the glucose class of hormones. When used as a medication, it is called hydrocortisone. It is produced inside the the adrenal gland and is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration. Cortisol controls many important body functions such as: Manages how your body uses…

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