Glucocorticoids, also known as stress hormones, are essential for survival and for physical and mental adaptation to changing situations. Too much glucocorticoids can however yield a variety of symptoms and comorbidities. In this thesis, we aimed to investigate the role of endogenous and exogenous glucocorticoids in various stress-related diseases with a special focus on obesity. We additionally evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of scalp hair glucocorticoids in the screening of Cushing’s syndrome as well as the clinical application in obesity and stress-related conditions.

Glucocorticoids, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Stress, Cortisol, Cortisone, Hair analysis, Glucocorticoïden, Obesitas, Metabool syndroom, Cortison, Haaranalyse.
E.F.C. van Rossum (Liesbeth)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
978-94-6423-230-1
hdl.handle.net/1765/135572
“For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation”
Department of Internal Medicine

Savas, M. (2021, May 18). Endogenous and Exogenous Glucocorticoids in Obesity and Stress-Related Diseases. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/135572