Table 4 Correlations between changes in body mass, body composition and body energy partitioning with baseline plasma steroid levels

From: Predictors of body composition and body energy changes in response to chronic overfeeding

Pre-overfeeding Changes with overfeeding
  Body weight FM FFM FM/FFM BE
Estradiol (pg ml−1) −0.42* −0.25 −0.34 −0.40 −0.28
Free testosterone (pg ml−1) −0.02 −0.27 0.32 −0.30 −0.24
Total testosterone (ng dl−1) −0.28 −0.34 −0.01 −0.32 −0.34
Progesterone (nmol l−1) −0.03 0.17 −0.26 0.17 0.15
Androsterone (nmol l−1) −0.22 −0.29 0.03 −0.21 −0.29
Androsterone sulfate (nmol l−1) −0.09 −0.20 0.11 −0.10 −0.19
Androsterone glucoronide (nmol l−1) 0.12 −0.19 0.43* −0.30 −0.15
Androstane-3α,17β-diol (nmol l−1) −0.07 −0.12 0.04 −0.24 −0.12
Androstenediol sulfate (nmol l−1) −0.44* −0.54** 0.01 −0.41* −0.54**
Dihydrotestosterone (nmol l−1) −0.10 0.02 −0.18 0.03 0.01
Pregnenolone (nmol l−1) −0.03 −0.18 0.17 −0.16 −0.16
Pregnenolone sulfate (nmol l−1) −0.31 −0.41* 0.04 −0.32 −0.41*
Androstenedione (nmol l−1) −0.13 −0.25 0.12 −0.28 −0.25
DHEA (nmol l−1) −0.30 −0.45* 0.10 −0.46* −0.44*
DHEA sulfate (nmol l−1) −0.31 −0.34 −0.05 −0.13 −0.34
17-hydroxy progesterone (nmol l−1) −0.38 −0.30 −0.20 −0.35 −0.33
Androstane-3β,17β-diol (nmol l−1) −0.18 −0.18 −0.06 −0.18 −0.18
Androstene-3β,17β-diol (nmol l−1) −0.31 −0.32 −0.07 −0.34 −0.33
Androstene-3α,17β-diol-glucoronide (nmol l−1) 0.52** 0.52** 0.16 0.35 0.54**
17-hydroxy pregnenolone (nmol l−1) −0.32 −0.41* 0.02 −0.38 −0.41*
Estrone (pmol l−1) −0.32 −0.02 −0.46* −0.07 −0.06
Cortisol (nmol l−1) −0.39 −0.35 −0.17 −0.27 −0.36
SHBG (nmol l−1) 0.04 0.10 −0.07 −0.00 0.10
  1. Abbreviations: BE, body energy; DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone; FFM, fat-free mass; FM, fat mass; SHBG, sex hormone-binding globulin.
  2. *P<0.05; **P<0.01.