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What is the relation of calcium (blood level) and cortisol, or is there one?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice : Cortisol is produced in the adrenal cortex. It is known as the stress hormone. Higher levels in the morning with tapering off during the day. It lowers calcium absorption from the intestine. Therefor if you have too much cortisol then your bones can become brittle.
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