Table 5

Iron related variables and creatine kinase activity in women soccer players

VariableRestingModerate trainingHeavy training
Values are means (SD).
*p<0.05 v resting (two tailed Student's t test).
Iron (mmol/l)25.6 (9.5)14.9 (6.6)*16.3 (6.5)*
Ferritin (ng/ml)54.2 (27.8)52.5 (22.5)59.3 (37.0)
Transferrin (g/l)3.16 (0.37)2.97 (0.38)3.27 (0.41)
Transferrin satn (%)36 (13)22 (9)*21 (7)*
Creatine kinase (U/l)151 (189)315 (166)194 (71)