n International SportMed Journal - Prevention of upper respiratory tract infection in endurance athletes
|Article Title||Prevention of upper respiratory tract infection in endurance athletes|
|© Publisher:||International Federation of Sports Medicine|
|Journal||International SportMed Journal|
|Author||David C. Nieman|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Keyword(s)||Immune function, Natural killer cells, Overtraining and Upper respiratory tract infection|
In this article, emphasis will be placed on URTI, the most common type of infection reported by athletes around the time of competition. The chronic and acute immune response to heavy exertion will be briefly reviewed, with guidelines provided for the prevention and management of URTI in athletes.
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