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Health benefits for women staying with their husbands during a long-term trip to a hot springs spa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18479997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors collected saliva samples from 15 married couples and 13 women staying with a female companion (N = 43) during an 8-day stay at a spa resort in Nagano, Japan. To examine changes in endocrinological stress markers, the authors evaluated participants' levels of salivary cortisol and chromogranin A (CgA) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. By the eighth day, women staying with their husbands had significantly increased levels of cortisol and CgA. During the protocol, the authors observed no significant variation in levels of cortisol or CgA for either the women who were staying with same-sex companions or the male spouses. These findings suggest that the effects of long-term stays in a spa resort are more beneficial for married women staying with their husbands than for either married men or women staying with female companions.
Authors:
Masahiro Toda; Hiroaki Makino; Hidetoshi Kobayashi; Kanehisa Morimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental & occupational health     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1933-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-15     Completed Date:  2008-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101282564     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Chromogranin A / analysis
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Female
Health Behavior
Health Resorts
Heterosexuality
Hot Springs*
Humans
Hydrocortisone / analysis
Life Style
Male
Saliva / chemistry*
Spouses*
Stress, Psychological / metabolism*,  psychology
Travel
Women's Health*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chromogranin A; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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