oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Exercise and upper respiratory tract infections: a review
|Article Title||Exercise and upper respiratory tract infections: a review|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Physical Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||9 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiovascular, Chronic immunomodulation, Immunization, Infectious agents, Metabolic, Mucosal resistance, Nutrition, Post-race, Prophylactic measures, Respiratory infections, Training progression and Vitamin C|
Despite equivocal findings in early laboratory and longitudinal studies investigating the relationship between exercise and infection risk, recent carefully controlled work appears to point towards a paradoxical response of the host defence and immune systems to endurance exercise; whereas long-term regular training is thought to stimulate these systems, acute exposure to exhaustive endurance exercise has been associated wiitli transient suppression thereof.
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