Table 2.

Effect of physical activity on the concentration of growth factors and hormones in plasma

TreatmentInsulin (ng/mL)IGF-I (ng/mL)Corticosterone (ng/mL)C-reactive protein (μg/mL)Leptin (ng/mL)Estradiol (pg/mL)
Sedentary1.42 ± 0.121341 ± 52256 ± 9443 ± 722.19 ± 0.1716.6 ± 1.5
Physical activity0.99 ± 0.09*1041 ± 71*546 ± 22*418 ± 800.70 ± 0.09*14.3 ± 1.3
P0.0050.001<0.00010.189<0.0010.259
  • NOTE: Mean ± SE (n = 52). Differences between groups were analyzed by ANOVA.

  • * P < 0.01, compared with sedentary control.