Diurnal cortisol and mental well-being in middle and older age: evidence from four cohort studies

Abstract

OBJECTIVES We conducted an individual participant meta-analysis to test the hypothesis that cortisol patterns indicative of dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning would be prospectively associated with poorer well-being at follow-up. SETTING Four large UK-based cohort studies. PARTICIPANTS Those providing valid salivary or serum… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016085

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