Physical activity and the common cold in men administered vitamin E and beta-carotene.

@article{Hemil2003PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and the common cold in men administered vitamin E and beta-carotene.},
  author={Harri Hemil{\"a} and Jarmo R Virtamo and Demetrius Albanes and Jaakko M Kaprio},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1815-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It has been proposed that moderate regular aerobic training may enhance immunocompetence, whereas excessive training may cause immunosuppression. We evaluated whether physical activity at work, or at leisure, is associated with the risk of the common cold, and whether the antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene affect common cold risk in physically active people. METHODS A cohort of 14,401 men aged 50-69 yr and working at study entry was drawn from the Alpha-Tocopherol… CONTINUE READING