Central adiposity and cortisol responses to waking in middle-aged men and women

  title={Central adiposity and cortisol responses to waking in middle-aged men and women},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Sabine Ruth Kunz-Ebrecht and Lena Brydon and Jane Wardle},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
OBJECTIVE: Central obesity is associated with disturbances of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis function. We investigated whether central adiposity indexed by waist/hip ratio is related to cortisol responses to waking and other measures of salivary cortisol over the working day.PARTICIPANTS: In total, 89 men and 83 women aged 47–59 y recruited from the British civil service. All were members of the Whitehall II epidemiological cohort.METHODS: Saliva samples were collected on… CONTINUE READING

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