oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Exercise and the immune system: a review
|Article Title||Exercise and the immune system: a review|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Dept. Physiology, UCT Medical School, Observatory|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||4 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Adrenergic-receptor, Cardiac outp, Catecholamines, Cytokines, Cytotoxic cells, Epinephrine, Hemoconcentration, Immunoglobulin, Leukocyte counts, Lymphocytopenia, Macrophage activity, Microvasculature, Neutrophilia, Phagocytic activity and ut|
Exactly how and why the immune system is challenged by exercise has been the subject of a concerted research effort over the last decade. What has emerged is a highly inconsistent puzzle, because of the extreme complexity of the immune system and the barely quantifiable factors that influence it.
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