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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994489/short-term-resource-allocation-during-extensive-athletic-competition
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Daniel P Longman, Sean P Prall, Eric C Shattuck, Ian D Stephen, Jay T Stock, Jonathan C K Wells, Michael P Muehlenbein
OBJECTIVES: Following predictions from life history theory, we sought to identify acute trade-offs between reproductive effort (as measured by psychological arousal) and somatic maintenance (via functional measures of innate immunity) during conditions of severe energetic imbalance. METHODS: Sixty-six male ultramarathon runners (ages 20 to 37 years) were sampled before and after a lengthy race. Saliva and sera were collected for testosterone and immunological analyses (hemolytic complement activity and bacterial killing ability)...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972598/evaluation-of-occupational-physical-load-during-6-month-international-crisis-management-operation
#2
Kai Pihlainen, Matti Santtila, Tommi Vasankari, Keijo Häkkinen, Heikki Kyröläinen
OBJECTIVES: Generally, operational military duties are associated with a variety of stressors, such as prolonged physical activity (PA). However, limited information is available on the occupational workload or changes in PA during international military operations. Thus, the aim of the study was to investigate the changes in body composition, stress biomarkers, PA, and heart rate (HR) responses of 79 male soldiers during a 6-month international crisis management operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Measurements were conducted 3 times in South-Lebanon during the operation...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888054/maternal-salivary-testosterone-in-pregnancy-and-fetal-neuromaturation
#3
Kristin M Voegtline, Kathleen A Costigan, Janet A DiPietro
Testosterone exposure during pregnancy has been hypothesized as a mechanism for sex differences in brain and behavioral development observed in the postnatal period. The current study documents the natural history of maternal salivary testosterone from 18 weeks gestation of pregnancy to 6 months postpartum, and investigates associations with fetal heart rate, motor activity, and their integration. Findings indicate maternal salivary testosterone increases with advancing gestation though no differences by fetal sex were detected...
September 9, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861683/neuroendocrine-response-to-school-load-in-prepubertal-children-focus-on-trait-anxiety
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D Kapsdorfer, N Hlavacova, D Vondrova, L Argalasova, L Sevcikova, Daniela Jezova
At the time of school-age, the most frequent stress stimuli are related to school environment and educational process. Anxiety may play a big role in coping with stressful situations associated with school load. To approach this issue, we performed a real-life study at school during the classwork. The sample consisted of 36 healthy children aged 10 years, which were divided to low and high trait anxiety group based on the median value of the anxiety score. The investigations were carried out in the classroom during a stress condition (final exams) and non-stress condition (without any exam)...
August 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813252/oxytocin-a-parenting-hormone
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REVIEW
Ruth Feldman, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg
In non-human mammals mothering is hormone-dependent, with crucial roles for oxytocin and prolactin. While human parenting is not hormone-dependent, hormonal changes in oxytocin, vasopressin, prolactin, testosterone, and cortisol prime and accompany the expression of parenting. In the following we focus on oxytocin (OT) as a key hormone in human parenting. OT is a nine-amino-acid neuropeptide hormone which evolved from the ancient vasotocin molecule approximately 650 MYO. OT is implicated in sociality across vertebrate evolution and substantial research has pinpointed its role in birth, lactation, and maternal care in mammals...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804963/effect-of-housing-system-on-reproductive-behaviour-and-on-some-endocrinological-and-seminal-parameters-of-donkey-stallions
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A Rota, M Sgorbini, D Panzani, F Bonelli, P Baragli, N Ille, D Gatta, C Sighieri, L Casini, M M Maggiorelli, C Aurich, F Camillo
Reproductive management of male donkeys employed for artificial breeding has been poorly studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of housing system, with the animals grouped together in a paddock or kept in individual boxes, on sexual behaviour, cortisol and testosterone concentration and seminal characteristics of adult male donkeys. The study included four Amiata donkey jacks (stallions) from which ejaculates, saliva and blood were collected during two distinct 3 weeks periods, one in the group and one in the box housing system...
August 14, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750061/endocrine-and-aggressive-responses-to-competition-are-moderated-by-contest-outcome-gender-individual-versus-team-competition-and-implicit-motives
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Jon K Oxford, Johanna M Tiedtke, Anna Ossmann, Dominik Özbe, Oliver C Schultheiss
This study examined hormonal responses to competition in relation to gender, social context, and implicit motives. Participants (N = 326) were randomly assigned to win or lose in a 10-round, virtual face-to-face competition, in same-sex individual- and team-competition contexts. Saliva samples, taken before and twice after the competition, were assayed for testosterone (T), estradiol (E), progesterone (P), and cortisol (C). Implicit needs for power (nPower) and affiliation (nAffiliation) were assessed with a picture-story exercise before the competition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
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Livia Alexandra Gugoasa, Raluca Ioana Stefan-van Staden
Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and hospitals...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729707/status-stress-and-performance-in-track-and-field-athletes-during-the-european-games-in-baku-azerbaijan
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Benjamin Siart, Alfred Nimmerichter, Claudia Vidotto, Bernard Wallner
This study analyzes the relationship between salivary cortisol and testosterone levels and performance in track and field athletes. In addition, we analyzed the influence of status among athletes (measured based on previous athletic achievement) on hormone levels. Nineteen members of the Austrian track and field team (eleven males, eight females, 25.9 ± 3.9 years of age, 74.9 ± 20.1 kg, and 179.3 ± 10 cm) participated in this study. Data was collected during the European Games in Baku. Athletes delivered saliva samples at various time-points including morning samples and samples directly before and after the competition...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692609/human-semen-quality-sperm-dna-damage-and-the-level-of-reproductive-hormones-in-relation-to-urinary-concentrations-of-parabens
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Joanna Jurewicz, Michał Radwan, Bartosz Wielgomas, Emila Dziewirska, Anetta Karwacka, Anna Klimowska, Paweł Kałużny, Paweł Radwan, Michał Bochenek, Wojciech Hanke
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between environmental exposure to parabens and semen quality parameters [main semen parameters, computer-aided semen analysis (CASA parameters], sperm chromatin structure, and the level of reproductive hormones in men [follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), testosterone, estradiol]. METHODS: Urine samples collected from 315 men who attended the infertility clinic for diagnostic purposes with normal semen concentration of 15 to 300 mln/mL were analyzed for five parabens concentrations using a validated gas chromatography ion-tap mass spectrometry method...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679314/pretreatment-of-different-biological-matrices-for-exogenous-testosterone-analysis-a-review
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Edna Carolina Pizzato, Marcelo Filonzi, Hemerson Silva da Rosa, André Valle de Bairros
The presence of exogenous testosterone has been monitored mainly in the urine and blood. However, other biological matrices such as hair, nail, and saliva samples can be used successfully for in vivo measurement. Chromatographic analysis requires pretreatment to obtain free testosterone and its metabolites. Among the pretreatment procedures, digestion, hydrolysis and solvolysis steps are conducted to reach the analytical purpose. Digestion assay is indicated for hair and nail samples. First, it is recommended to perform the decontamination step...
July 28, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661908/associations-between-hormonal-biomarkers-and-cognitive-motor-and-language-developmental-status-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
June Cho, Diane Holditch-Davis, Xiaogang Su, Vivien Phillips, Fred Biasini, Waldemar A Carlo
BACKGROUND: Male infants are more prone to health problems and developmental delays than female infants. OBJECTIVES: On the basis of theories of gender differences in brain development and social relationships, we explored associations between testosterone and cortisol levels with infant cognitive, motor, and language development ("infant development") in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, controlling for mother-infant interactions, characteristics of mothers and infants, and days of saliva collection after birth...
September 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659826/no-additional-benefits-of-block-over-evenly-distributed-high-intensity-interval-training-within-a-polarized-microcycle
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Kerry McGawley, Elisabeth Juudas, Zuzanna Kazior, Kristoffer Ström, Eva Blomstrand, Ola Hansson, Hans-Christer Holmberg
Introduction: The current study aimed to investigate the responses to block- versus evenly-distributed high-intensity interval training (HIT) within a polarized microcycle. Methods: Twenty well-trained junior cross-country skiers (10 males, age 17.6 ± 1.5 and 10 females, age 17.3 ± 1.5) completed two, 3-week periods of training (EVEN and BLOCK) in a randomized, crossover-design study. In EVEN, 3 HIT sessions (5 × 4-min of diagonal-stride roller-skiing) were completed at a maximal sustainable intensity each week while low-intensity training (LIT) was distributed evenly around the HIT...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659579/sex-hormones-gonadotropins-and-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-in-infants-fed-breast-milk-cow-milk-formula-or-soy-formula
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Xin Fang, Lei Wang, Chunhua Wu, Huijing Shi, Zhijun Zhou, Scott Montgomery, Yang Cao
Measurement of endogenous hormones in early life is important to investigate the effects of hormonally active environmental compounds. To assess the possible hormonal effects of different feeding regimens in different sample matrices of infants, 166 infants were enrolled from two U.S hospitals between 2006 and 2009. The children were classified into exclusive soy formula, cow milk formula or breast milk regimens. Urine, saliva and blood samples were collected over the first 12 months of life. Estradiol, estrone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels were measured in the three matrices...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644096/comparisons-between-commercial-salivary-testosterone-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-kits
#15
Christoffer R Andersson, Jonas Bergquist, Elvar Theodorsson, Jakob O Ström
INTRODUCTION: Measuring testosterone concentrations is of interest both in clinical situations and for research, the latter expanding rapidly during recent years. An increased demand for convenient methods has prompted a number of companies to develop enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to measure testosterone concentrations in saliva. However, the inter-comparability of kits from different manufacturers have yet to be determined. AIM OF STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare commercially available ELISA kits from four different manufacturers (Salimetrics, IBL, DRG and Demeditec)...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570489/possible-hormone-predictors-of-physical-performance-in-adolescent-team-sport-athletes
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Alanna C Martin, Ian T Heazlewood, Cecilia M Kitic, Isabelle Lys, Liam Johnson
The research aim of this study was to determine possible hormone predictors of physical performance in adolescent team sport athletes. Saliva samples were collected immediately prior to performance testing sessions from 114 state squad athletes (77 male, 37 female) participating in either Australian football, basketball, hockey, or netball. Participants completed tests of aerobic and anaerobic capacity, agility, power and speed. Samples were collected over 22 months at quarterly, six-monthly and/or yearly intervals depending on the testing schedule of the athlete...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528891/salivary-steroids-hormones-well-being-and-physical-performance-during-an-intensification-training-period-followed-by-a-tapering-period-in-youth-rhythmic-gymnasts
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Kizzy Antualpa, Marcelo Saldanha Aoki, Alexandre Moreira
This study examined the effect of an intensification period (IT; 4weeks; after a habitual training period; HT) followed by a tapering period (TP; 2weeks) on salivary hormones (testosterone - T and cortisol - C), well-being (WB), and physical performance in 23 rhythmic gymnasts (RG; Under-11 group [G1], Under-13 group [G2], and >13 group [G3]). The session-rating of perceived exertion was used to quantify the daily internal training load (ITL). The WB questionnaire was completed daily. Physical performance tests and saliva sampling were carried out at the beginning of the IT (T1), after IT (T2), and after TP (T3)...
May 18, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527679/salivary-steroid-response-and-competitive-anxiety-in-elite-basketball-players-effect-of-opponent-level
#18
Ademir F S Arruda, Marcelo S Aoki, Ana Carolina Paludo, Alexandre Moreira
This study examined the effect of playing matches against different opponent teams (hard match; HM, medium match; MM, and easy match; EM) on pre-match testosterone concentration (T), pre-to-post match cortisol (C) concentration, and pre-competitive anxiety (CSAI-2 questionnaire) in 20 elite male basketball players. One training session (TS) was also assessed (control condition). Saliva steroids were determined by ELISA. The pre-T concentration was significantly lower for the TS (163±54pmolL(-1)), compared to the three official matches (EM: 208±82pmolL(-1), MM: 213±57pmolL(-1), and HM: 218±37pmolL(-1)) (p<0...
August 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527589/competition-related-testosterone-cortisol-and-perceived-personal-success-in-recreational-women-athletes
#19
Kathleen V Casto, Aileen Rivell, David A Edwards
Thirty-five women participating in one or more intramural flag-football games provided saliva samples before, immediately after, and 10min after competition and completed an after-competition questionnaire appraising their own performance during the game. As seen in other studies of elite athletes, these recreational athletes, on average, showed significant elevations in testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) across the competition period - the "competition effect". In winners and losers, T levels at all time points measured were positively related to athletes' appraisals of their own individual performance...
May 26, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511046/effects-of-stress-on-women-s-preference-for-male-facial-masculinity-and-their-endocrine-correlates
#20
Beate Ditzen, Simona Palm-Fischbacher, Lara Gossweiler, Livia Stucky, Ulrike Ehlert
Women's preferences for masculinity in men's faces seem to vary across the menstrual cycle and are assumed to be strongest around ovulation. A number of hormones have been proposed to underlie these subtle cyclic shifts. Furthermore, mating preferences are context-dependent, and stress has been found to alter mate choice, both in animals and humans. Currently, the effects of stress on women's preference for masculinity remain unknown. To examine the hormonal basis and the impact of stress on facial masculinity preference, we tested for within-subject changes in 52 healthy young women who underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) and the placebo-TSST in randomized order in the late follicular and mid-luteal phases of their menstrual cycle...
May 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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