by Ilya Aksenov
2017 - Russia - 8:00 min.
Cortisol is one of the steroid hormones and is made in the adrenal glands.
Under stressful conditions, cortisol provides the body with glucose by tapping into protein stores via gluconeogenesis in the liver.
Long-term stress and elevated cortisol may also be linked to insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, dementia, depression.