Whites have a more robust hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to a psychological stressor than blacks.

@article{Chong2008WhitesHA,
  title={Whites have a more robust hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to a psychological stressor than blacks.},
  author={Rachel Y Chong and Magdalena Uhart and Mary E McCaul and Elizabeth Johnson and Gary Wand},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={246-54}
}
OBJECTIVE Differences in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis response to stress may confer differences in susceptibility to a variety of diseases. We hypothesized that whites would differ from blacks in HPA axis response to a psychological stressor. DESIGN Healthy subjects aged 18-30 were recruited from Baltimore, Maryland. At initial assessment, they completed psychometric tests measuring anxiety, mood, and personality. Subjects then participated in the Trier Social Stress Test… CONTINUE READING
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