Neuro-immuno-endocrine modulation in marathon runners.

  title={Neuro-immuno-endocrine modulation in marathon runners.},
  author={Andre Luis Lacerda Bachi and Francisco J. O. Rios and Pedro Henrique Carr Vaisberg and M{\'a}rcia Regina Fernandes Boaro Martins and Matheus Cavalcante de S{\'a} and Ang{\'e}lica Begatti Victorino and Roberta Foster and Ana Paula Renno Sierra and Maria Augusta Peduti Dal'molin Kiss and Mauro Vaisberg},
  volume={22 3},
OBJECTIVE Sports practice alters the homeostasis of athletes. To achieve homeostatic equilibrium, the integrated action of the neuroendocrine and immune systems is necessary. Here we studied the relation between cytokines, hormones and mood states in marathon runners. METHODS A total of 20 male recreational marathon runners (mean age = 35.7 ± 9 years) and 20 male sedentary individuals (mean age = 35.5 ± 7 years) were recruited. We compared the serum levels of growth hormone (GH), cortisol and… CONTINUE READING