Effects of intensive exercise training on immunity in athletes.

  title={Effects of intensive exercise training on immunity in athletes.},
  author={David B Pyne and Maree Gleeson},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={19 Suppl 3},
  pages={S183-91; discussion S191-4}
A large number of studies have failed to show whether exercise-induced perturbations in immune function are associated with the incidence of infection. "Sports immunology", examining the interaction of physical, psychological and environmental stress on immunity, is emerging as a sub-discipline of sports medicine. A series of studies by our research team has profiled the immune responses of elite swimmers during training. Serum immunoglobulin and IgG subclass levels were lower in swimmers than… CONTINUE READING