Associations of salivary cortisol with cognitive function in the Baltimore memory study.

@article{Lee2007AssociationsOS,
  title={Associations of salivary cortisol with cognitive function in the Baltimore memory study.},
  author={Brian K Lee and Thomas Glass and Matthew J. McAtee and Gary Wand and K. Bandeen-Roche and Karen I. Bolla and Brian S. Schwartz},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={810-8}
}
CONTEXT The stress responses of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis can produce adverse effects on the brain. Previous studies have concluded that an elevated level of cortisol is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction and decline in aging but have been limited by sex exclusion, restricted cognitive batteries, and small sample sizes. OBJECTIVE To examine associations among salivary cortisol metrics and cognitive domain scores in an urban adult population. DESIGN, SETTING, AND… CONTINUE READING
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