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Table 3 Hormone/Cytokine Concentrations.

From: Effects of arachidonic acid supplementation on training adaptations in resistance-trained males

Variable AA (n = 15) PLA (n = 16) Significance
PGF (pg·ml-1)    
   Day 0 164.6 ± 104.4 183.6 ± 96.0 Group: 0.89
   Day 25 221.5 ± 153.2 281.5 ± 248.2 Time: 0.06
   Day 50 209.7 ± 226.3 150.0 ± 104.5 G × T: 0.14
PGE2 (pg·ml-1)    
   Day 0 224.3 ± 145.7 293.6 ± 256.7 Group: 0.97
   Day 25 288.5 ± 191.2 314.8 ± 236.1 Time: 0.65
   Day 50 322.8 ± 281.2 219.9 ± 163.6 G × T: 0.06
tTEST (ng·ml-1)    
   Day 0 21.4 ± 24.8 14.0 ± 12.1 Group: 0.25
   Day 25 18.7 ± 22.4 12.2 ± 7.1 Time: 0.24
   Day 50 18.7 ± 18.3 12.2 ± 7.7 G × T: 0.83
fTEST (pg·ml-1)    
   Day 0 25.3 ± 14.7 24.9 ± 19.6 Group: 0.82
   Day 25 23.1 ± 12.1 20.0 ± 12.1 Time: 0.03
   Day 50 22.3 ± 13.6 22.3 ± 15.0 G × T: 0.87
CORT (μg·dl-1)    
   Day 0 34.0 ± 24.1 26.2 ± 10.6 Group: 0.44
   Day 25 28.2 ± 20.0 23.1 ± 7.8 Time: 0.06
   Day 50 36.8 ± 22.9 34.2 ± 35.8 G × T: 0.57
IL-6 (pg·ml-1)    
   Day 0 137.2 ± 69.6 120.1 ± 92.1 Group: 0.63
   Day 25 138.0 ± 83.1b 172.6 ± 90.5a Time: 0.001
   Day 50 108.4 ± 48.6a 127.0 ± 56.8 G × T: 0.03
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD.
  2. AA: Arachidonic acid, PLA: placebo, PGF: prostaglandin F, PGE2: prostaglandin E2, tTEST: total testosterone, fTEST: free testosterone, CORT: cortisol, IL-6: interleukin-6.
  3. aSignificant within-group difference from baseline values, p < 0.05.
  4. bSignificant group × time (G × T) interaction, p < 0.05.