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Table 6 Anabolic/Catabolic Hormone Response

From: Effects of powdered Montmorency tart cherry supplementation on an acute bout of intense lower body strength exercise in resistance trained males

Variable Group Baseline Pre-Lift 60-min Post 24-hr Post 48-hr Post Group Mean p-value (GG) p-value (WSC)
Cortisol (ug/dL) P 28.34±13.07^ 23.33±8.80 26.37±7.33 25.08±10.21^ 27.68±11.20^ 26.16±2.18 G=0.167  
TC 21.48±7.02 20.49±7.92 26.81±12.08 19.72±5.56 19.74±6.82 21.65±2.28 T=0.093§ T L =0.611
Time Mean 24.91±2.22 21.91±1.75 26.59±2.06Ψ 22.40±1.74 23.71±1.96   G X T=0.170 G X T q =0.029*
Testosterone (ng/mL) P 9.86±3.46 9.37±3.45 9.25±2.92 10.17±3.55 9.94±3.42 9.72±0.75 G=0.025*  
TC 7.24±2.22 7.17±2.00 6.97±1.95 7.20±2.00 6.91±1.70 7.10±0.79 T=0.428 T q =0.427
Time Mean 8.55±0.61 8.27±0.60 8.11±0.52 8.68±0.61 8.42±0.57   G X T=0.556 G X T L =0.174
Test/Cort Ratio P 0.037±0.009 0.043±0.014 0.037±0.013 0.045±0.019 0.040±0.018 0.040±0.003 G=0.538  
TC 0.037±0.015 0.040±0.020 0.031±0.015 0.039±0.013 0.040±0.019 0.037±0.004 T=0.152 T L =0.516
Time Mean 0.037±0.012 0.042±0.017 0.034±0.014 0.042±0.016 0.040±0.018   G X T=0.815 G X T q =0.196
  1. Individual group and time data expressed as means ± SD, while group effects are presented as means ± SEM. Data represents the stress and sex hormone response at each test session during the 10 day intervention. MANOVA analysis revealed overall Wilks' Lambda time (p=0.293) and group x time (p=0.458). Univariate ANOVA p-levels from MANOVA analysis are presented for each variable. Univariate ANOVA p-levels are listed first by the Greenhouse-Geisser (GG) analysis and then by the within-subjects contrasts (WSC) to demonstrate the potential shape of the time or group x time interaction with significance indicated by the following super/subscripts: * indicates p<0.05 p-level significance, § indicates p<0.10 p-level significance. LSD post hoc analysis is indicated by the following superscripts: ^ represents p<0.05 difference between groups, † represents p<0.05 difference from baseline value, Ψ represents p<0.05 difference from pre-lift, represents p<0.05 difference from 60-min post, # represents p<0.05 difference from 24-hr post. Test/Cort = Testosterone/Cortisol ratio G group p-level, T time p-level, G x T interaction, q quadratic p-level; L = linear p-level