Stimulation by voluntary exercise of adrenal glucocorticoid secretion in mature female hamsters.

@article{Borer1992StimulationBV,
  title={Stimulation by voluntary exercise of adrenal glucocorticoid secretion in mature female hamsters.},
  author={Katarina T. Borer and Lorelle L. Bestervelt and M Mannheim and M B Brosamer and Morrow Thompson and U Swamy and Walter N Piper},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1992},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={713-8}
}
The possibility that habitual voluntary running induces a chronic change in adrenal glucocorticoid synthesis and secretion was examined in freely running mature female hamsters, in whom this behavior accelerates growth, reduces body fat levels, and elevates core temperature. Hamsters were free to run on horizontal discs or in vertical wheels between 32 and 80 days, in 14L:10D or in 10L:14D photoperiods, and at the end of this period, corticosterone and cortisol steroidogenesis and serial plasma… CONTINUE READING