Upright posture influences salivary cortisol.

  title={Upright posture influences salivary cortisol.},
  author={Juergen Hennig and Jan Friebe and Isabelle Ryl and Bernhard Kraemer and Joachim B{\"o}ttcher and Petra Netter},
  volume={25 1},
This study was designed to investigate the influence of posture on salivary cortisol concentrations in healthy volunteers. In a balanced cross-over design 24 subjects were exposed at 1 week intervals to different body positions (sitting [S], lying [L] upright [U]) for 20 min in each condition. Before, during and after the experimental treatment measures of blood pressure, heart rate and saliva samples for determining the free fraction of cortisol were obtained. Furthermore, at corresponding… CONTINUE READING

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