Saliva and marathon running.

  title={Saliva and marathon running.},
  author={G Ljungberg and Thorild Ericson and Bjorn T Ekblom and Dowden Birkhed},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={7 4},
The aim of this study was to follow changes in saliva and serum after strenous prolonged exercise. Twenty individuals, three women and 17 men, 24-62 years old, well-trained but not at elite level, participating in the Stockholm Marathon, were selected for the study. Two of the subjects broke the race after 20 km. Three samples of saliva were collected, i.e. (i) just before the race, (ii) directly after the race, and (iii) 1 h after the race. Paraffin-stimulated whole saliva, resting non… CONTINUE READING