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New test uses urine samples and AI to detect hypertension

According to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology’s (SfE) BES 2023 conference, researchers have created a non-invasive machine-learning model which can detect hypertension associated with Cushing’s syndrome and primary aldosteronism using a urine sample.


Adults with depression have increased risk of cardiovascular disease

According to research published in JAMA Network Open, adults with mild to severe depressive symptoms are more at risk of all-cause cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease mortality than their counterparts with no symptoms. Exercise and smoking were found to improve outcomes.

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Long-term circadian disruption and high salt intake linked to early death

Researchers conducting a study in mice saw that long-term misalignment of the circadian clock and high salt diets can increase accelerated stroke onset, and contribute to a short lifespan. The research was published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

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Evidence of sex differences in reactions to acute stress

Research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology saw sex differences in neuroendocrinological mechanisms of stress effects on emotional regulation. Male participants’ reactions to stress saw improved ability to downregulate emotional arousal via distraction, while women saw decreased regulatory performances.


Stress hormone associated with cardiovascular disease risk

According to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, long-term increased levels of cortisone levels – taken from patients’ scalps – is associated with a higher likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity. The findings only pertain to adults aged 57 years and under.