Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents

N.E. Thomas, A. Leyshon, M.G. Hughes, M.A. Jasper, Bruce Davies, M.R. Graham, J.M. Bulloch, J.S. Baker

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of supra-maximal exercise on circulating concentrations of salivary testosterone, salivary cortisol, and salivary immunoglobulin A in female adolescents. Nineteen apparently healthy females aged 15-16 years participated in this study. All participants completed 6x8s sprints, interspersed with 30s recovery intervals on a cycle ergometer. Salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A samples were taken before and 5min after exercise. Experimental procedures continued over two mornings, at least 3h after a light breakfast. Participants refrained from performing any strenuous physical activity for at least 24h prior to the exercise test. None of the participants were engaged in a structured training programme. The group mean (+/- s) for peak power output was 562 +/- 113.0W. Female adolescents recruited for this study showed no changes in salivary testosterone, cortisol or immunoglobulin A following repeated bouts of supra-maximal cycling (P0.05). To date, there has been a paucity of information concerning adolescents' hormonal and mucosal immune function responses to supra-maximal exercise. Our data provide further guidance with regard to physical activities and sports prescription for female adolescents. Further research, on a larger sample of females, is required to elucidate the physiological significance of these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1361-1368
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Supra-maximal
  • females
  • testosterone
  • cortisol
  • immunoglobulin A

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Thomas, N. E., Leyshon, A., Hughes, M. G., Jasper, M. A., Davies, B., Graham, M. R., ... Baker, J. S. (2010). Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(12), 1361-1368. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2010.510144
Thomas, N.E. ; Leyshon, A. ; Hughes, M.G. ; Jasper, M.A. ; Davies, Bruce ; Graham, M.R. ; Bulloch, J.M. ; Baker, J.S. / Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents. In: Journal of Sports Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 1361-1368.
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Thomas, NE, Leyshon, A, Hughes, MG, Jasper, MA, Davies, B, Graham, MR, Bulloch, JM & Baker, JS 2010, 'Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents', Journal of Sports Sciences, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 1361-1368. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2010.510144

Concentrations of salivary testosterone, cortisol, and immunoglobulin A after supra-maximal exercise in female adolescents. / Thomas, N.E.; Leyshon, A.; Hughes, M.G.; Jasper, M.A.; Davies, Bruce; Graham, M.R.; Bulloch, J.M.; Baker, J.S.

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