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The disease associated with low cortisol is known as adrenal insufficiency (so-called because the adrenal glands are responsible for cortisol production). Morning cortisol is not a definitive test for the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency.1 That is because cortisol varies according to a circadian rhythm (i.e. with your body's sleep-wake cycle). The x ...


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Although the term "contractility" can refer to contraction of any muscle, including skeletal muscle (e.g. biceps) and smooth muscle (e.g. muscles in arterial walls), in medicine contractility usually refers to cardiac contractility, which in most fundamental terms is the force with which the heart muscle squeezes. According to the textbook Regulation of ...


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In short, compared with complete fasting, intermittent fasting results only in a minimal increase in plasma cortisol levels. Cortisol increase in INTERMITTENT FASTING: Effects of eight weeks of time-restricted feeding (16/8) on basal metabolism, maximal strength, body composition, inflammation, and cardiovascular risk factors in resistance-trained males (...


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National Institutes of Health - Health Professionals Fact Sheet on Potassium Dietary potassium In healthy people with normal kidney function, high dietary potassium intakes do not pose a health risk because the kidneys eliminate excess amounts in the urine. In addition, there is no evidence that high intakes of dietary potassium have adverse effects. ...


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Most of the cortisol entering the kidney is reabsorbed by the proximal tubule; only a small amount escapes and is eventually excreted in the urine. When large amounts of fluid is taken, the re-absorption is less efficient, and more cortisol ends up in the urine. See following quote: increased UFF excretion (when fluid intake is high) is mainly due to the ...


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TL;DR There isn't really a scientific consensus. There appears to be a connection between cortisol and depression, but cortisol anomalies appear neither necessary nor sufficient for depression The scientific community believed that there is a strong connection between the "happiness hormone" serotonin (5-HT or 5-hydroxytryptamine). This so-called ...


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No. It is not possible "that reducing cholestrol would lead to a direct, causational decrease in cortisol production?" There is a little and a bigger flaw in this thought. Cholesterol is not "bad" and it is not an essential nutrient. That means, reduced intake of this substance results usually just in increased synthesis of that substance. Cholesterol (...


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This study was examining the effects of metformin on hormone levels responding to hypoglycemia. It found that metformin did not significantly alter the body's hormonal response to hypoglycemia in their study population. Study It looks like according to the study that recurring hypoglycemia can cause a lowering of cortisol: Antecedent hypoglycemia ...


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