Changes in saliva dehydroepiandrosterone in female football players during competitive sports

Katsuji Aizawa, Chikako Nakahori, Takayuki Akimoto, Fuminori Kimura, Kouichirou Hayashi, Ichiro Kono, Noboru Mesaki

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[Objective] The aim of this investigation was to evaluate salivary dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) responses during a competitive period among female football players. [Methods] Subjects were college female football players (n=9). Saliva and blood samples were collected at 18:00 (6:00 pm) and the profile of mood state (POMS) was recorded during a period of normal training (Pre), 3 days of competition (Competition), and a recovery period (Post). Levels of salivary DHEA, cortisol, and serum creatin kinase (CK), urea nitorogen (UN), were determined. [Results] The levels of salivary DHEA significantly increased during competition (2 nd days) compared with Pre (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-156
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb
Externally publishedYes



  • DHEA
  • Female athlete
  • Training status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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