Tag Archives: glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids as a double-edge sword in the inflamed intestine

Chronic intestinal inflammation, in the form of the conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is relatively common. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the therapy of choice for the treatment acute flares of these diseases, but they have significant limitations,

Stress, sex, and sunlight – a different perspective on vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood have been associated with a high risk of developing several diseases, including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Our study group has been working on the role

Osteoporosis in childhood

It is well known that bones tend to become brittle with ageing. Less well-known is that children also suffer from fractures resulting from little or no force to provoke the injury. The cause in some children is

Increased stress hormone exposure can be beneficial

Under challenging circumstances, such as predator exposure or lack of food, animals naturally secrete stress hormones. Production, secretion and release into the bloodstream of these hormones is tightly regulated by the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (the stress axis), a