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Positive affect is associated with cardiovascular reactivity, norepinephrine level, and morning rise in salivary cortisol.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19470128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Positive affect was examined as a predictor of (1) cardiovascular reactivity during a sadness and an anger recall task and recovery following the protocol, (2) epinephrine (EPI) and norepinephrine (NOREPI) reactivity and level during the recall protocol, and (3) the diurnal pattern of salivary cortisol. Sample was 328 individuals. Negative affect, age, race, sex, smoking status, income, and BMI were adjusted. During sadness recall, positive affect was inversely related to systolic blood pressure (p=.007) and diastolic blood pressure (p=.049) reactivity, and unrelated to heart rate (p=.226). Positive affect was unrelated to reactivity during anger recall (ps>.19), and was unrelated to recovery at the end of the recall protocol. Positive affect was inversely related to the mean level of NOREPI (p=.046), and unrelated to EPI (p=.149). Positive affect was inversely related to the increase in cortisol 30 min post awakening (p=.042), and unrelated to the evening decline in cortisol levels (p=.174). Positive emotions may be relevant to good health.
Authors:
B H Brummett; S H Boyle; C M Kuhn; I C Siegler; R B Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychophysiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1540-5958     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychophysiology     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-07     Completed Date:  2009-09-16     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142657     Medline TA:  Psychophysiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect / physiology*
Body Mass Index
Circadian Rhythm / physiology
Female
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Humans
Hydrocortisone / metabolism*
Male
Norepinephrine / blood*
Saliva / chemistry*
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
3P01 HL036587/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; M01RR30L/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; P01 HL036587/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; P01 HL036587-199004/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; P01HL36587/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
WI4X0X7BPJ/Hydrocortisone; X4W3ENH1CV/Norepinephrine
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