Glucocorticoids are a class of hormones which affect virtually every aspect of physiology, including metabolism, behavior and immunity. The most important glucocorticoid in humans is cortisol.
In this thesis, the associations between the exposure to glucocorticoid hormones, obesity and obesity-related problems were studied.
We investigated three aspects of glucocorticoids: the glucocorticoids produced endogenously, glucocorticoid-containing medications, and the genetics of sensitivity to glucocorticoids at the cellular level.

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Keywords Obesity, glucocorticoids, cortisol
Promotor E.F.C. van Rossum (Liesbeth) , E.L.T. van den Akker (Erica)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6361-133-6
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Wester, V.L. (2018, October 2). Glucocorticoids and Obesity. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from