Exogenous Carbohydrate Reduces Cortisol Response from Combined Mental and Physical Stress.

Abstract

Combined mental and physical stress is associated with exacerbated cortisol production which may increase risk for the progression of cardiovascular disease in individuals working in high-stress occupations (e.g., firefighters, military personnel, etc.). Carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion prior to physical stress may attenuate cortisol concentrations. This… (More)

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