Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
1. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and corticosteroids stimulate salt appetite in laboratory animals. The hypothesis tested was that cortisol administration increases salt preference in humans.2. Sodium taste studies (detection and recognition thresholds, taste intensity and preference tests) were conducted before, during and after cortisol administration (200 mg/day for 5 days) in normal men on a free diet.3. Cortisol significantly increased systolic blood pressure (SBP), 113 ± 3–130±4 mmHg, P 〈 0.05; diastolic blood pressure (DBP), 65±3–81±2 mmHg, P 〈 0.05; mean arterial pressure (MAP), 81± 2–97± 3 mmHg, P 〈 0.05; and bodyweight, 72.9±3.0–75.4±3.3 kg, P 〈 0.05.4. Salt detection and recognition thresholds, taste intensity and preference for sodium chloride were unchanged following cortisol.
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