Chapter 10. Exercise Immunology

  1. Ronald J. Maughan PhD
  1. Michael Gleeson PhD

Published Online: 10 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch10

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport

How to Cite

Gleeson, M. (2008) Exercise Immunology, in Olympic Textbook of Science in Sport (ed R. J. Maughan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303315.ch10

Editor Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156387

Online ISBN: 9781444303315

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Keywords:

  • effects of exercise and training on immune function;
  • exercise immunology;
  • consumption of carbohydrate (CHO) during exercise;
  • methodologic problems in exercise immunology studies;
  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR);
  • immunologic response to exercise and intensified training

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Role of the immune system

  • Exercise and susceptibility to infection

  • Effects of exercise on immune function

  • Methodologic problems in exercise immunology studies

  • Conclusions

  • References