Effects of competition and its outcome on serum testosterone, cortisol and prolactin

@article{Suay1999EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of competition and its outcome on serum testosterone, cortisol and prolactin},
  author={Francisco Montes Suay and Alicia Salvador and Esperanza Gonz{\'a}lez-Bono and C Sanchı́s and Jos{\'e} Bruno Montoro},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={24},
  pages={551-566}
}
In various species, competitive encounters influence hormonal responses in a different way depending on their outcome, victory or defeat. This study aimed to investigate the effects of sports competition and its outcome on hormonal response, comparing it with those displayed in situations involving non-effort and non-competitive effort. To this end, serum testosterone (T), cortisol (C) and prolactin (PRL) were measured in 26 judoists who participated in three sessions (control, judo fight and… CONTINUE READING
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