Stressors over the life course and neuroendocrine system dysregulation in Costa Rica.
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Journal of aging and health, ISSN: 1552-6887, Vol: 22, Issue: 6, Page: 748-71
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- http://jah.sagepub.com/content/22/2.toc; http://hdl.handle.net/10669/8938
- Social Sciences; Nursing; Medicine; Costa Rica; Marcadores biológicos; Estrés; Hidrocortisona; Envejecimiento
A key aspect of the increasingly popular allostatic load (AL) framework is that stressors experienced over the entire life course result in physiological dysregulation. Although core to AL theory, this idea has been little tested, and where it has been tested, the results have been mixed.