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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.
New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia

Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

Intermittent fasting may provide significant health benefits, study shows

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Art gallery programs can improve wellbeing of people with dementia, study shows

Art gallery programs can improve wellbeing of people with dementia, study shows

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Chronic psychosocial adversity impairs dopamine production

Chronic psychosocial adversity impairs dopamine production

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

UC researcher finds new treatment option for liver transplant patients

UC researcher finds new treatment option for liver transplant patients

Study supports physical activity as a preventive measure for depression

Study supports physical activity as a preventive measure for depression

Clinical trial tests impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients

Clinical trial tests impact of actual and virtual nature on cancer patients

Prenatal stress increases birth complications and decreases male births

Prenatal stress increases birth complications and decreases male births

Research: Alternative pathway to production of male hormones is present during human fetal development

Research: Alternative pathway to production of male hormones is present during human fetal development

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Severe vomiting in early pregnancy linked to increased autism risk

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis