SIgA and Upper Respiratory Syndrome During a College Cross Country Season

@article{Fahlman2017SIgAAU,
  title={SIgA and Upper Respiratory Syndrome During a College Cross Country Season},
  author={Mariane M. Fahlman and Hermann J. Engels and Heather L. Hall},
  journal={Sports Medicine International Open},
  year={2017},
  volume={1},
  pages={E188 - E194}
}
Key MethodWe examined the changes in salivary immunoglobulin A (SIgA) and the incidence of upper respiratory syndrome (URS) throughout a college cross-country season as well as the acute effect of a VO 2max test on SIgA. Subjects were 22 cross country athletes (XC) (20.7±0.3 years) and 23 matched controls (C) (20.4±0.2 years). Saliva samples were collected pre and post VO2max and at four training time points (August - November).Expand
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