Cortisol and cognitive function in midlife: The role of childhood cognition and educational attainment

@inproceedings{Gaysina2014CortisolAC,
  title={Cortisol and cognitive function in midlife: The role of childhood cognition and educational attainment},
  author={D Gaysina and Michael P. Gardner and M Richards and Y Ben-Shlomo},
  booktitle={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2014}
}
Adult cognition and age-related cognitive decline can be influenced by dysregulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis with concomitant changes in cortisol levels. However, very little is known about the role of childhood cognition and educational attainment in this relationship. Using data from the British 1946 birth cohort, the present study investigated: (1) associations between cortisol levels and patterns and cognitive function in midlife; (2) direct and interactive effects of… CONTINUE READING
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