Table 2: Salivary concentrations of hormonal and immune markers for the control and the competition week in adolescent swimmers (mean weekly values ± SE).

VariablesControl weekCompetition week
( )( )

Cortisol (ng/mL)2.7 ± 0.22.5 ± 0.2
Testosterone (pg/mL)187.7 ± 13.5154.5 ± 11.3*
Testosterone/cortisol (ratio)83.4 ± 7.077.9 ± 7.7
Immunoglobulin A ( g/mL)47.9 ± 4.454.9 ± 5.2

difference between control and competition week.