Immune responses and increased training of the elite athlete.

  title={Immune responses and increased training of the elite athlete.},
  author={Tony J. Verde and Scott Gordon Thomas and Robert W. Moore and Pang N. Shek and Roy Jesse Shephard},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={73 4},
Ten elite male runners (age, 29.8 +/- 1.7 yr; maximum oxygen consumption, 65.3 +/- 4.9; 10-km times, 31 min 43 s +/- 1 min 46 s) deliberately increased training schedules by an average of 38% for 3 wk. Resting heart rate and maximal oxygen intake were unchanged, but the heart rate response to acute exercise was decreased. Following heavy training, blood samples taken at rest showed trends to a decreased helper/suppressor cell ratio, an increased phytohemagglutinin (PHA)- and… CONTINUE READING
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