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Table 1 Mean (±SD) basal serum cortisol and response to a cosyntropin stimulation test (CST) with 250 μg of synthetic ACTH

From: Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Functioning in Overtraining Syndrome: Findings from Endocrine and Metabolic Responses on Overtraining Syndrome (EROS)—EROS-HPA Axis

Cortisol response to CST (μg/dL) OTS athletes Healthy athletes Sedentary
Basal 13.1 (± 4.1) 12.1 (± 3.2) 12.1 (± 5.7)
30 19.1 (± 1.9) 19.7 (± 2.4) 19.7 (± 3.2)
60′ 21.9 (± 2.4) 22.2 (± 2.9) 22.9 (± 4.4)
  1. All comparison/analyses were not significant
  2. SD = Standard deviation