Aging, health behaviors, and the Diurnal rhythm and awakening response of salivary cortisol

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Heaney, Jennifer L. J.; Phillips, Anna C.; Carroll, Douglas;

This study compared the awakening response and diurnal rhythm of cortisol in young versus older adults in relation to health behaviours. Older adults displayed significantly reduced cortisol upon awakening, a lower cortisol awakening response and a flatter diurnal profi... View more
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