The effects of sex and hormonal status on the physiological response to acute psychosocial stress.

@article{Kajantie2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of sex and hormonal status on the physiological response to acute psychosocial stress.},
  author={Eero O. Kajantie and David W. Phillips},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={151-78}
}
Whether one is male or female is one of the most important determinants of human health. While males are more susceptible to cardiovascular and infectious disease, they are outnumbered by women for many autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Recently, individual differences in the physiological response to stress have emerged as a potentially important risk factor for these disorders. This raises the possibility that sex differences in prevalence of disease could at least in part… CONTINUE READING
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