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What are glucocorticoid hormones?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
These are a group of hormones are secreted in the adrenal glands and are essential for life. They include cortisol, cortisone, and corticosterone. Together, these hormones regulate the body’s breakdown of proteins and fats; formation of glucose; and resistance to stress.

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