Tag: cortisol

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Salt restriction promotes stress by elevating cortisol

Yet another “controversial” topic is getting some attention. After medicine reluctantly accepted the existence of the “Obesity…

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Stress/cortisol/aldosterone cause kidney disease; pregnenolone/progesterone treat it

The condition known as chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common long-term co-morbidity of…

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Estrogen and cortisol inhibit mitochondrial oxidation, vitamin E reverses the inhibition

More specifically, those steroids inhibit NADH (also known as DPNH) oxidation in the mitochondria, which shifts the…

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Stress is carcinogenic and promotes metastases; blocking cortisol stops this process

Over the last couple of years I posted several times about studies demonstrating that stress from surgery,…

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Endurance exercise causes (peripheral) hyper-cortisol state

A few months ago I did a post on a pair of studies showing that while cortisol…

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PARADOX: Cortisol promotes inflammation, drives Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

It looks like serotonin (5-HT), commonly known as the “happy hormone” has a serious competitor for the…

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Most cancers overproduce cortisol, and it accelerates their growth

This post is right on the heels of the one I just did on cortisol stimulating its…

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Cortisol stimulates its own synthesis (peripherally), drives obesity/diabetes/CVD

Synthetic/bioidentical glucocorticoids (GC) are perhaps the most widely used steroids clinically. In addition, the HPA axis, culminating…

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Another “paradox” – elevated cortisol, from high-fat diet, increases inflammation

Over the last year or so I posted about several studies demonstrating that even short-term usage of…

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Androgens, glucocorticoids are antagonistic – former inhibit, latter promote fat gain

As most of my readers know, androgenic steroids are considered extremely dangerous by medicine and are in…