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Table 1 Physical characteristics and salivary parameter

From: A pilot study: the relationship between salivary MCP-1 and IgA, and exercise performance in long-distance runners and sprinters

  Sprinter
(n = 14)
Long-distance runner
(n = 22)
Age 20.8 ± 0.8 20.5 ± 0.1
Body height, cm 177.47 ± 5.57 171.15 ± 4.36*
Body weight, kg 68.40 ± 5.10 58.10 ± 4.42*
BMI, 21.70 ± 1.22 19.81 ± 0.96*
Salivary volume, ml 1.48 ± 0.44 1.08 ± 0.26*
Cortisol, mg/dl 0.14 ± 0.08 0.13 ± 0.07
IgA, mg/ml 93.44 ± 43.69 98.20 ± 50.56
MCP-1, pg/ml 345.02 ± 341.15 334.10 ± 284.03
IL-8, pg/ml 87.07 ± 96.71 145.26 ± 182.48
Cortisol secretory rate, ng/min 2.29 ± 1.84 1.43 ± 0.73
IgA secretory rate, mg/min 134.49 ± 64.22 105.65 ± 55.33
MCP1 secretory rate, pg/min 516.87 ± 502.42 354.05 ± 293.39
IL8 secretory rate, pg/min 87.07 ± 96.72 145.26 ± 182.48
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation. IgA: immunoglobulin A; MCP-1: monocyte chemotactic protein 1; IL-8: interleukin-8; BMI: body mass index
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. sprinter