Sleep and muscle recovery: endocrinological and molecular basis for a new and promising hypothesis.

@article{Dttilo2011SleepAM,
  title={Sleep and muscle recovery: endocrinological and molecular basis for a new and promising hypothesis.},
  author={Murilo D{\'a}ttilo and Hanna Karen Moreira Antunes and Araripe Medeiros and M M{\^o}nico Neto and Helton de S{\'a} Souza and S{\'e}rgio Tufik and Marco Tulio de Mello},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={
          220-2
        }
}
Sleep is essential for the cellular, organic and systemic functions of an organism, with its absence being potentially harmful to health and changing feeding behavior, glucose regulation, blood pressure, cognitive processes and some hormonal axes. Among the hormonal changes, there is an increase in cortisol (humans) and corticosterone (rats) secretion, and a reduction in testosterone and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, favoring the establishment of a highly proteolytic environment. Consequently… CONTINUE READING

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