Cortisol, DHEA sulphate, their ratio, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the Vietnam Experience Study.

OBJECTIVES The aim of the present analyses was to examine the association between cortisol, DHEA sulphate (DHEAS) and the cortisol:DHEAS ratio and mortality. DESIGN This was a prospective cohort analysis. METHODS Participants were 4255 Vietnam-era US army veterans. From military service files, telephone interviews and a medical examination, occupational… (More)