Table1: Subject characteristics, tests availability and basic date of the subject.

 

Inclusion

Monthly

End of study

OC vs. Non OC

Study group

OC vs. Non OC

Subjects*

OC vs. Non OC

19 vs. 29

 

15 (13 combined,

1 antiandrogen, 1 gestagen), vs. 18

 

Age

18 - 35 yrs

 

23 3 yrs vs. 26 4 yrs

p = 0.006

Weight

yes

yes

61 6 kg vs. 67 13 kg

p = 0.012

Height

yes

 

1.66 0.06 m vs. 1.68 0.07 m

n.s.

VO2max (ml/kg* min)

50.0 4.7 vs. 46.4 4.6

 

49.9 5.0 vs. 45.3 6.1

Inclusion p = 0.037

End of study p = 0.040

Oxytocin

yes

yes

yes

POMS

yes

yes

Yes

Menstrual cycle day

yes

yes

Yes

Training load**

> 3 h/w at

> Borg 13

yes

15 2 vs. 15 2

n.s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Reason for becoming a discontinuer: absence > 2 consecutive tests (n = 5), other reasons (n = 4), changing OC use (n = 5), pregnancy (n = 1); **Borg, 1970; (58) (57), 7 on the training intensity scale in the POMS questionnaire.