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Table 3 Mean baseline hormone levels (n = 28), measured in the morning

From: Hormonal assessment of participants in a long distance walk

Factor Women Men P
Cortisol (μg/dL) 13.22 (± 3.14) 16.41 (± 3.96) 0.140
T3 (ng/mL) 1.25 (± 0.20) 1.10 (± 0.17) 0.110
FT4 (ng/dL) 1.25 (± 0.17) 1.24 (± 0.13) 0.910
TSH (μIU/mL) 3.12 (± 1.81) 2.62 (± 1.71) 0.600
Insulin (μIU/mL) 8.15 (± 5.01) 5.70 (± 3.87) 0.270
Testosterone (ng/dL) 10.29 (± 7.66) 513.53 (± 145.91) < 0.001
  1. Values given as the mean (± SD). P values indicate comparisons between men and women
  2. SD standard deviation, T3 triiodothyronine, FT4 thyroxine, free form, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone