Meena Kumari


Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK


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    Kumari M, Stafford M, Marmot M. The menopausal transition was associated in a prospective study with decreased health functioning in women who report menopausal symptoms. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005;58:719-27 pubmed
    ..Menopausal symptoms are strongly related to all aspects of health functioning assessed by the SF-36. Socioeconomic and behavioral risk factors for menopausal symptoms and associated declines in health functioning have been identified. ..
  2. Kumari M, Badrick E, Chandola T, Adler N, Epel E, Seeman T, et al. Measures of social position and cortisol secretion in an aging population: findings from the Whitehall II study. Psychosom Med. 2010;72:27-34 pubmed publisher
    ..In men, poorer health and sleep behaviors (primarily smoking and short sleep duration), and financial insecurity mediate the impact of occupational status and wealth on cortisol secretion. ..
  3. Kumari M, Badrick E, Sacker A, Kirschbaum C, Marmot M, Chandola T. Identifying patterns in cortisol secretion in an older population. Findings from the Whitehall II study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010;35:1091-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Raised pattern of secretion, which occurs in 27% of our participants is associated with demographic variables, adverse health behaviours, psychosocial environment and impaired physical functioning. ..
  4. Kumari M, Head J, Bartley M, Stansfeld S, Kivimaki M. Maternal separation in childhood and diurnal cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from the Whitehall II study. Psychol Med. 2013;43:633-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that maternal separation in childhood is associated with alterations in the diurnal cortisol pattern in middle age. These associations are predominantly accounted for by adult circumstances and behaviours. ..