Tag: glucocorticoid

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Another “paradox” – glucocorticoids cause inflammation, insulin blocks it

As many of my readers know, I am not a fan of the ubiquitous usage of both…

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DHT as anti-inflammatory as cortisol, but without the side effects

As most of my readers know, glucocorticoids (synthetic or bioidentical) are widely used clinically and there is…

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Cortisol causes fatty liver (as well as obesity, diabetes, etc)

Not really a surprise for most of my readers, but it is always nice to see more…

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Glucocorticoids may increase inflammation in the long run

Glucocorticoids (both bioidentical and synthetic) are some of the most widely used drugs in the clinical setting,…

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Cortisol may drive COVID-19 mortality

The reason I decided to do a post on this study is that over the last several…

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Fasting ups estrogen & cortisol, decimates vitamin D, may cause diabetes

A really interesting study, which will likely generate more than a few hateful emails for my Inbox…

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Vitamin D is anti-catabolic / anabolic, protects liver from cortisol injury

In a recent post of mine I discussed the effects of cortisol on various aminotransferases (especially TAT),…

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High cortisol and low testosterone likely drive PTSD

As the article below states, 20%+ of service members come back with PTSD. It is a devastating…