ERIC Number: EJ592400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Exercise, Immunity, and Susceptibility to Infection: A J-Shaped Relationship?
Shephard, Roy J.; Shek, Pang N.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v27 n6 p47-48,50-52,54,59-62,65-66,71 Jun 1999
Epidemiologic data suggest that regular moderate exercise boosts immunity, but intense training may reduce it. Objective data do not clearly show a J-shaped relationship between exercise and immune function. Nutritional, hygienic, exercise, environmental, and pharmacologic strategies can minimize risks of infection. Practical measures to reduce the risk are advisable for people engaging in rigorous training and competition. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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