Nutrition, exercise, and immune system function.

  title={Nutrition, exercise, and immune system function.},
  author={David C Nieman},
  journal={Clinics in sports medicine},
  volume={18 3},
Many components of the immune system exhibit adverse change after prolonged, intense exertion. During this "open window" of impaired immunity (which may last 3-72 h, depending on the immune measure), viruses and bacteria may gain a foothold, increasing the risk for subclinical and clinical infection. The influence of nutritional supplements, primarily zinc… CONTINUE READING