Salivary IgA levels and infection risk in elite swimmers.

  title={Salivary IgA levels and infection risk in elite swimmers.},
  author={Maree Gleeson and Warren A McDonald and David B Pyne and Allan Cripps and Jeryl Lynn Francis and Peter A Fricker and Robert L. Clancy},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={31 1},
UNLABELLED The effects of exercise on the immune system has been shown to be dependent on the level of fitness of the subjects, the degree of intensity, and the duration of the exercise. A reduction in salivary IgA levels occurs after individual sessions of exercise. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between changes in salivary IgA and training volume, psychological stress, and infection rates in a cohort of 26 elite swimmers over a 7-month training period and… CONTINUE READING
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