Salivary IgA as a risk factor for upper respiratory infections in elite professional athletes.

@article{Neville2008SalivaryIA,
  title={Salivary IgA as a risk factor for upper respiratory infections in elite professional athletes.},
  author={Vernon Neville and Michael Gleeson and Jonathan P. Folland},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={1228-36}
}
UNLABELLED The relationship between physiological and psychological stress and immune function is widely recognized; however, there is little evidence to confirm a direct link between depressed immune function and incidence of illness in athletes. PURPOSE To examine the relationship between salivary immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) and upper respiratory infections (URI) in a cohort of professional athletes over a prolonged period. METHODS Thirty-eight elite America's Cup yacht racing athletes were… CONTINUE READING
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