1. In this randomized control trial, a single laughter yoga session resulted in an attenuated cortisol stress response as compared to individuals who did relaxation breathing as well as controls
2. There was no difference in subjective stress rating, salivary cortisol, or salivary amylase between the groups
1. Adrenal incidentalomas patients with severely elevated cortisol levels following a dexamethasone suppression test were shown to have a three-time increase in the risk of mortality compared to patients without autonomous cortisol secretion.
2. The relationship between cortisol level and mortality was found to be linear until a cortisol concentration,...
1. Salivary alpha-amylase, a measure of acute and chronic stress, was associated with 2 fold increased risk of infertility.
2. There was no association between salivary cortisol, a marker of chronic stress, and infertility.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: This study found that stress, as measured by...