Nelson Carvalhaes-Neto

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Convincing evidences has linked the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis to aging patterns. F excess is implicated in the development of frailty characteristics whereas DHEAS is positively correlated to successful aging. We compared serum F and DHEAS levels of independent community-living (successful group, 19 M and 28 F, 69 to 87 yr) with those of(More)
The increased cortisol secretion that occurs with aging is associated with characteristics of frailty. In this study we investigated whether healthy elderly women excrete increased amounts of urinary free cortisol (UFC) when compared to younger women. Twenty-four-hour UFC levels were measured in 25 elderly (70 to 87 years of age; median: 74) and 24 younger(More)
The aim of this study was to verify whether polysomnography represents a stressful situation by assessing cortisol levels and the sleep pattern of healthy community-living elderly admitted to a sleep disorder center (SDC). Subjects slept for two sequential nights at the SDC for polysomnographic recordings. Blood was sampled at 0800 h, 1600 h, and 2300 h and(More)
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