Attending a concert reduces glucocorticoids, progesterone and the cortisol/DHEA ratio

11 Apr 2016Daisy Fancourt, Aaron Williamon

This is the first preliminary evidence that attending a cultural music event can decrease cortisol levels.

Meta Analysis
2 effects
24 hours
117 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Stress Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stress
Brain system

Low evidence
-25.0%

Music Selfcare risk & protective factor
Music
Selfcare

Cortisol Endocrine outcome
Decreased risk of Cortisol
Endocrine system

Moderate evidence
-50.0%