hrp0086p1-p8 | Adrenal P1 | ESPE2016

The Effect of Obesity on the Stress Response: The Paradigm of Surgical Stress

Fili Foteni , Salakos Christos , Pervanidou Panagiota , Bartzeliotou Anastasia , Papassotiriou Ioannis , Chrousos George , Dacou-Voutetakis Catherine , Voutetakis Antonis

Background: The ability to respond to stress constitutes a defensive protective mechanism; both inadequate and excessive responses may be detrimental.Objective and hypotheses: To investigate the effect of increased body weight on the hormonal response to stress in children. Scheduled surgical procedures include two stressful parts, a psychological one (anticipation of operation) and a biological one (surgical stress per se) and were chosen as a study mod...