Salivary IgA response and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms during a 21-week competitive season in young soccer players.

@article{Moreira2014SalivaryIR,
  title={Salivary IgA response and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms during a 21-week competitive season in young soccer players.},
  author={Alexandre Moreira and Arnaldo L Mortatti and Ademir Felipe Schultz de Arruda and Camila G. Freitas and Miguel de Arruda and Marcelo Saldanha Aoki},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={467-73}
}
Sports training and competition are significant sources of stress, especially for young athletes. It is well known that physiological and psychological stressors induce neuroendocrine responses that could modulate immune system function. However, to date, little is known about the immune responses of young soccer players during a competitive season. Therefore, this study examined the effects of a 21-week competitive season divided into preseason, competitive season, and detraining on salivary… CONTINUE READING