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Endocrine pathways in differential well-being across the life course

Carol M. Worthman

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a survey of endocrine axes (gonadal, adrenal, thyroid, adiposal) to show how mediating pathways operate. Hormones are central agents in the pathways to differential well-being: ... More


A life course approach to neuroendocrine systems: the example of the HPA axis

Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michael Gardner, and Stafford Lightman

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Endocrine systems play an important role in development, and in maintaining normal health. The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis is one plausible pathway as it may be related to frailty, ... More


Down Syndrome

Patricia D. Jackson, Melinda Wendland, and Shirley W. Ekvall

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses Down syndrome, including physical, biochemical, and other abnormalities and associated medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, gastrointestinal problems, ... More


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