Cytokine hypothesis of overtraining: a physiological adaptation to excessive stress?

@article{Smith2000CytokineHO,
  title={Cytokine hypothesis of overtraining: a physiological adaptation to excessive stress?},
  author={Lucille Lakier Smith},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          317-31
        }
}
Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is a condition wherein an athlete is training excessively, yet performance deteriorates. This is usually accompanied by mood/behavior changes and a variety of biochemical and physiological alterations. Presently, there is no global hypothesis to account for OTS. The present paper will attempt to provide a unifying paradigm that will integrate previous research under the rubric of the cytokine hypothesis of overtraining. It is argued that high volume/intensity… CONTINUE READING
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