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Table 1 The components of allostatic load after McEwen (1999)

From: A pilot study of allostatic load among elderly Japanese living on Hizen-Oshima Island

Secondary mediators of stress Primary mediators of stress
Systolic and diastolic blood pressure Serum dihydroepiandosterone – sulfate
Waist/hip ratio Overnight urinary cortisol, adrenaline, noradrenaline
HDL-cholesterol and total-cholesterol  
Glycated hemoglobin