Cognitive development and cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from a British birth cohort.

@article{Power2008CognitiveDA,
  title={Cognitive development and cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from a British birth cohort.},
  author={Chris Power and Leah Li and Clyde Hertzman},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={530-9}
}
Life-course associations among cortisol, cognitive development and educational attainment in the general population are not well understood. Using the 1958 British birth cohort, our aim was to establish whether cortisol patterns at age 45y are associated with childhood cognition and qualification level by adulthood. We measured salivary cortisol in 6527 individuals, 45min after waking (t(1)) and 3h later (t(2)). To identify lack of morning cortisol peak and diurnal rhythm, we defined groups… CONTINUE READING