Blunted cortisol response to stress is associated with higher body mass index in low-income preschool-aged children.

@article{Miller2013BluntedCR,
  title={Blunted cortisol response to stress is associated with higher body mass index in low-income preschool-aged children.},
  author={Alison L Miller and Caitlin Clifford and Julie Sturza and Katherine L. Rosenblum and Delia Vazquez and N Kaciroti and Julie C. Lumeng},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2611-7}
}
No known studies have tested the hypothesis that a blunted pattern of cortisol reactivity to stress, which is often found following exposure to chronic life stressors, is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in very young children. Low-income children (n=218, mean age 56.6 (range: 38.1-78.5; SD 7.0) months, 49.1% male, 56.4% white, 16.1% black, 11… CONTINUE READING