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Tag: Blood pressure

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Cortisol and DHEA are Inversely Correlated with Early Postnatal Growth and Blood Pressure in Extremely Preterm Children

Adrenal function links to early postnatal growth and blood pressure at age 6 in children born extremely preterm Author: Watterberg KL, et al. (2018), Pediatric Research. BACKGROUND: Low birth weight in term-born individuals correlates with adverse cardiometabolic outcomes; excess glucocorticoid exposure has been linked to these relationships. We hypothesized that cortisol and adrenal androgens would correlate […]

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Salivary Uric Acid May Be Associated with Cardiovascular Health Risks in African Americans

Salivary uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Author: Woerner J, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: High levels of uric acid are associated with greater risk of stress-related cardiovascular illnesses that occur disproportionately among African Americans. Whether hyperuricemia affects biological response to acute stress remains largely […]

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Latent trait salivary cortisol & stress-related cardiovascular risk factors

Salivary latent trait cortisol (LTC): Relation to lipids, blood pressure, and body composition in middle childhood Author: Yeung EW, et al (2016), Psychoneuroendocrinology. Adversity experienced early in life has the potential to influence physical health later in life. The stress-health relation may be partially explained by stress-related effects on cardiovascular risk factors. This study explored […]