Obesity and cortisol.

  title={Obesity and cortisol.},
  author={Per Bj{\"o}rntorp and Roland Rosmond},
  volume={16 10},
Cortisol in obesity is a much-studied problem. Previous information indicates that cortisol secretion is elevated but that circulatory concentrations are normal or low, suggesting that peripheral disappearance rate is elevated. These studies have usually not taken into account the difference between central and peripheral types of obesity. Recent studies using saliva cortisol have indicated that the problem is complex with both high and low secretion of cortisol, perhaps depending on the status… CONTINUE READING
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