Table 1

Salivary cortisol, testosterone, and testosterone/cortisol ratio in 25 rugby players

8 am11 am5 pmMean
Values are mean (SE).
*Significantly different from the value at 8 am (p<0.05).
Testosterone (pmol/l)352 (26)324 (14)308 (15)328 (13)
Cortisol (nmol/l)14.8 (1.1)10.8 (0.8)7.8 (1.3)*11.2 (1.3)
Testosterone/cortisol25.4 (1.6)35 (5.4)42.5 (6.5)*34.4 (3.6)