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Table 5 Metabolic and reproductive hormone concentrations in 14 elite athletes and divided by the risk of LEA

From: The risk of low energy availability in Chinese elite and recreational female aesthetic sports athletes

 At risk of LEA (n = 8)Not at risk of LEA (n = 6)P-value
Testosterone (nmol/L)1.66 ± 0.251.87 ± .0660.419
cortisol (nmol/L)418.15 ± 109.31422.11 ± 109.300.735
E2 (pmol/L)55.49 ± 8.6667.20 ± 7.340.021*
T3 (ng/ml)73.28 ± 12.8175.48 ± 14.770.771
Leptin (μg/L)7.45 ± 1.256.79 ± 1.250.348
Ferritin (μg/L)45.05 ± 29.2232.58 ± 26.290.426
  1. Values are presented as means ± SD
  2. E2 estradiol, T3 triiodothyronine
  3. P-value < 0.05.P -value < 0.01