Aspects of leukocyte function and the complement system following aerobic exercise in young female gymnasts.

@article{Wolach1998AspectsOL,
  title={Aspects of leukocyte function and the complement system following aerobic exercise in young female gymnasts.},
  author={Baruch Wolach and Alon F Eliakim and Ronit Gavrieli and Einat Kodesh and Yonathan Yarom and Menahem Schlesinger and B Falk},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={91-7}
}
Recent studies have reported reduced immunity in trained athletes. Scant information exists on changes in the immune function among trained children. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of aerobic exercise on the phagocytic process of neutrophils and the complement system in young athletes. Subjects included prepubertal elite female gymnasts (n = 7) and untrained girls (n = 6) aged 10-12 years. Venous blood was withdrawn before, immediately post and 24 h following a 20-min run at… CONTINUE READING