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Table 3 Recovery kinetics of Homocysteine, the steroidal hormones (i.e., cortisol (C) and testosterone (T)) and T/C ratio responses after placebo (PLA) and pomegranate (POMj) supplementation

From: Effects of natural polyphenol-rich pomegranate juice on the acute and delayed response of Homocysteine and steroidal hormones following weightlifting exercises: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

VariablesPLAPOMj
Pre-session3 min post-session48 h of recoveryΔ 48 h-3′ (%)Pre-session3 min post-session48 h of recoveryΔ 48 h-3′ (%)
Homocysteine (μmol/L)12.57 ± 3.5512.72 ± 2.8712.85 ± 2.73P = 0.7512.85 ± 2.7313.99 ± 2.5112.42 ± 2.64 +−14.12 ± 4.31
Testosterone (ng/mL)5.84 ± 1.005.92 ± 0.585.94 ± 0.92P = 0.845.94 ± 0.925.41 ± 0.615.63 ± 0.66P = 0.46
Cortisol (ng/mL)110.11 ± 12.0358.22 ± 7.50108.56 ± 9.89 +99.27 ± 23.11108.56 ± 9.8965.67 ± 9.4998.78 ± 9.83 +78.09 ± 29.67
T/C ratio0.06 ± 0.010.11 ± 0.010.06 ± 0.01 +−47.54 ± 5.060.06 ± 0.010.09 ± 0.010.06 ± 0.01 +− 26.11 ± 13.2
  1. +: Significant differences between 48 h and 3 min post training session