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Table 3 Cortisol, myoglobin, lactate, and glucose data from blood samples (mean ± SD)

From: Ultrasonic assessment of exercise-induced change in skeletal muscle glycogen content

Variable Pre-75 km cycling Post-75-km cycling P-value
Serum cortisol (μg/dl) 10.7 ± 4.3 28.4 ± 10.5 <0.001
Serum myoglobin (ng/mL) 32.1 ± 14.7 242 ± 216 <0.001
Plasma lactate (mmol/L) 0.97 ± 0.3 2.02 ± 1.0 <0.001
Plasma glucose (mmol/L) 3.88 ± 0.78 4.25 ± 0.75 0.185