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Low cortisol levels may be risk factor in developing CFS

Monday 12 January 2009

Woman sittingResearchers from the Emory University School of Medicine in the US have found that 62% of participants in a study had lower than normal cortisol levels.

Health News reports that “The participants were asked to complete a questionnaire on five different types of childhood trauma including emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional and physical neglect. They also gave saliva samples that were checked for cortisol, a hormone that regulates the body’s response to stress”.

The full article is here.

The article also discussed childhood traumas associated with the disease. That aspect of the research was mentioned in our article from 7 January.



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