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Cortisol is a hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps the body use glucose (a sugar), protein, and fats. Cortisol made in the laboratory is called hydrocortisone. It is used to treat many conditions, including inflammation, allergies, and some cancers. Cortisol is a type of glucocorticoid hormone.
Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Study: Some women are biologically more resilient than others to PTSD

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study

Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome, study finds

Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Just 20-minute contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels, study finds

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Stress in childhood and adulthood impacts hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Sleepovers reduce dogs' stress, ASU study shows

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones

Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Space worries - shingles affecting astronauts says NASA

Increased stress hormones accelerate breast cancer metastasis

Increased stress hormones accelerate breast cancer metastasis

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently

New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk

Study follows children into adolescence to more accurately assess type 1 diabetes risk