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GLUCOCORTICOIDS

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One of the two main groups of CORTICOSTEROIDS. CORTISOL, CORTISONE and corticosterone are part of this group and are essential for the body to utilise CARBOHYDRATE, FAT and PROTEIN – in particular, when the body is reacting to stress. Glucocorticoids occur naturally but can be synthesised, and they have strong anti-inflammatory properties, being used to treat conditions in which inflammation is a part.

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