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Adam, E., Quinn, M., Tavernierc, R., et al (2017). Diurnal Cortisol Slopes and Mental and Physical Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83: 25–41.
This review of 80 papers found “a significant association between flatter diurnal cortisol slopes and poorer health across all studies.” TLDR: Cortisol levels should show sharp increases and decreases on a daily, circadian basis, not remain static.
Cited in: Cortisol Part IV.
Alachkar, A., Lee, J., Asthana, K., et al. (2022). The hidden link between circadian entropy and mental health disorders. Translational Psych…
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