Immune function in sport and exercise.

  title={Immune function in sport and exercise.},
  author={Michael Gleeson},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={103 2},
  • M. Gleeson
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of applied physiology
Regular moderate exercise is associated with a reduced incidence of infection compared with a completely sedentary state. However, prolonged bouts of strenuous exercise cause a temporary depression of various aspects of immune function (e.g., neutrophil respiratory burst, lymphocyte proliferation, monocyte antigen presentation) that usually lasts approximately 3-24 h after exercise, depending on the intensity and duration of the exercise bout. Postexercise immune function dysfunction is most… 

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