Cortisol awakening response and psychosocial factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Chida2009CortisolAR,
  title={Cortisol awakening response and psychosocial factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yoichi Chida and Andrew Steptoe},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={265-78}
}
The magnitude of the cortisol awakening response, a relatively new indicator of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis activation, has been related to a number of psychosocial factors. But findings have been inconsistent across studies. We systematically reviewed previous studies investigating the association between the cortisol awakening response and psychosocial factors. 147 eligible studies from 62 articles were identified. Separate analyses were carried out on the increase in… CONTINUE READING
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