Cortisol, testosterone, and free testosterone in athletes performing a marathon at 4,000 m altitude.

@article{Marinelli1994CortisolTA,
  title={Cortisol, testosterone, and free testosterone in athletes performing a marathon at 4,000 m altitude.},
  author={Marica Marinelli and Giulio Sergio Roi and Marco Giacometti and Pierangelo Bonini and Giuseppe Banfi},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 5-6},
  pages={225-9}
}
Cortisol, testosterone, free testosterone and the ratio between free testosterone and cortisol (FTCR) were monitored in six athletes participating in a marathon starting at 3,860 and finishing at 3,400 m, having reached the top at 5,100 m altitude. Blood was drawn at sea level before the departure for the mountain area, after a week of acclimatization, immediately after the marathon and after a 24-hour recovery period from the run. Cortisol increased after acclimatization and especially after… CONTINUE READING

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