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Table 5 Studies in Other Disorders (N = 12): Methods of and respective results

From: Adrenal fatigue does not exist: a systematic review

Procedure Number of studies (% of total studies) Not different (%) Decreased (%) Increased (%)
DAC 9 (75.0 %) 6 (66.7 %) 2 (22.2 %) 1 (11.1 %)
SCR 8 (66.7 %) 4 (50.0 %) 3 (37.5 %) 1 (12.5 %)
CAR 8 (66.7 %) 3 (37.5 %) 2 (25.0 %) 3 (37.5 %)
NSC 7 (58.3 %) 2 (28.6 %) - 5 (71.4 %)
AUC 4 (33.3 %) 3 (75.0 %) - 1 (25.0 %)
MSC 2 (16.7 %) 1 (50.0 %) 1 (50.0 %) -
DHEA-S 1 (8.3 %) 1 (100.0 %) - -
  1. Legends: (*): DAC direct awakening cortisol, SCR salivary cortisol rhythm, CAR cortisol awakening response, NSC night salivary cortisol, AUC area under-the-curve (estimated cortisol release), MSC morning serum (& salivary) cortisol, DHEA-S Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate