Table 4

Acute phase reactants in women soccer players

VariableRestingModerate trainingHeavy training
Values are means (SD).
*p<0.05 v resting (two tailed Student's t test).
ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
White cell count (× 109/l)7.49 (2.50)5.96 (1.47)*5.88 (1.57)*
Neutrophil count (× 109/l)4.28 (1.84)3.46 (1.04)3.05 (0.94)*
Platelet count (× 109/l)248 (41)242 (37)226 (46)*
ESR (mm/1st h)9 (5)9 (7)9 (4)
C reactive protein (mg/l)2.68 (1.70)2.48 (1.72)1.62 (1.32)*
Caeruloplasmin (g/l)0.48 (0.14)0.47 (0.13)0.44 (0.15)*
α1 antitrypsin (g/l)1.86 (0.30)1.99 (0.29)*1.76 (0.27)
α2 acid glycoprotein (mg/dl)79.1 (19.4)77.3 (19.5)65.4 (12.9)*