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Protective and damaging effects of mediators of stress. Elaborating and testing the concepts of allostasis and allostatic load.
Stress is a condition of human existence and a factor in the expression of disease. A broader view of stress is that it is not just the dramatic stressful events that exact their toll but rather the… Expand
Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Diurnal Cortisol Decline in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
- S. Cohen, J. Schwartz, E. Epel, Clemens Kirschbaum, S. Sidney, T. Seeman
- Medicine, Psychology
- Psychosomatic medicine
- 1 January 2006
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess whether socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with dysregulation of the cortisol diurnal rhythm and whether this association is independent… Expand
A social model for health promotion for an aging population: Initial evidence on the experience corps model
This report evaluates whether a program for older volunteers, designed for both benerativity and health promotion, leads to short-term improvements inmultiple behavioral risk factors and positive… Expand
Stress and Body Shape: Stress-Induced Cortisol Secretion Is Consistently Greater Among Women With Central Fat
- E. Epel, B. McEwen, +5 authors J. Ickovics
- Psychology, Medicine
- Psychosomatic medicine
- 1 September 2000
Objective Excessive central fat puts one at greater risk of disease. In animal studies, stress-induced cortisol secretion has been shown to increase central fat. The objective of this study was to… Expand
Hispanic paradox in biological risk profiles.
- E. Crimmins, J. K. Kim, D. Alley, A. Karlamangla, T. Seeman
- American journal of public health
- 30 May 2007
OBJECTIVES We examined biological risk profiles by race, ethnicity, and nativity to evaluate evidence for a Hispanic paradox in measured health indicators. METHODS We used data on adults aged 40… Expand
Neighbourhood socioeconomic status and biological ‘wear and tear’ in a nationally representative sample of US adults
- C. Bird, T. Seeman, +8 authors N. Lurie
- Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
- 16 September 2009
Objective To assess whether neighbourhood socioeconomic status (NSES) is independently associated with disparities in biological ‘wear and tear’ measured by allostatic load in a nationally… Expand
Health, functioning, and disability in older adults—present status and future implications
Ageing is a dynamic process, and trends in the health status of older adults aged at least 60 years vary over time because of several factors. We examined reported trends in morbidity and mortality… Expand
Exploring the effects of an "everyday" activity program on executive function and memory in older adults: Experience Corps.
PURPOSE There is little empirical translation of multimodal cognitive activity programs in "real-world" community-based settings. This study sought to demonstrate in a short-term pilot randomized… Expand
Age differences in allostatic load: an index of physiological dysregulation
This preliminary report examines variation in allostatic load by age for a large nationally representative population of the United States. It uses data on 13 indicators of physiologic dysregulation… Expand
[Management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents: Recommendations of the European Society of hypertension].
Hypertension in children and adolescents has been gaining ground in cardiovascular medicine, mainly due to the advances made in several areas of pathophysiological and clinical research. These… Expand