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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical responses to psychological stress and caffeine in men at high and low risk for hypertension.

Authors
  • al'Absi, M
  • Lovallo, W R
  • McKey, B
  • Sung, B H
  • Whitsett, T L
  • Wilson, M F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychosomatic medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
60
Issue
4
Pages
521–527
Identifiers
PMID: 9710300
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These findings demonstrate for the first time the combined effects of caffeine plus stress on ACTH and demonstrate greater corticosteroid effects in hypertension-prone men. As such, they may have implications for the dietary use of caffeine during periods of stress and in those at risk for hypertension.

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