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ea0013oc24 | Neuroendocrinology, reproduction and cardiovascular | SFEBES2007

Acute aldosterone responses to ACTH predict both cortisol responses and blood pressure

Reynolds Rebecca , Walker Brian , Phillips David , Syddall Holly , Davies Eleanor , Fraser Robert , Connell John

Background: Aldosterone levels in plasma are reported to be associated with risk of hypertension. Aldosterone secretion from the zona glomerulosa is regulated acutely by the renin/angiotensin system and plasma potassium. The role of ACTH in regulation of aldosterone secretion is disputed.Aim: We have utilised a large population study of middle aged adults to test the extent to which acute aldosterone responses to ACTH are associated with cortisol respons...