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Exercise and Immune Function

1st Edition

Edited by Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

CRC Press

266 pages

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Hardback: 9780849381904
pub: 1996-05-09
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In Exercise And Immune Function, leading experts discuss what is known about physical activity and its effects on the immune system. This unique reference describes the science and application of exercise immunology, providing an excellent source of expert information for researchers, students, and practitioners.

The impact of exercise on immune function in dieters, in combination with alcohol use, and in the elderly are addressed, and up-to-date reviews on the relationships between exercise and the risk of disease are provided.

Anyone in basic medical science, sports medicine, exercise physiology, immunology, and health promotion should have a copy of this book.


"I would strongly recommend [this] text to those interested in the areas that pertain to physical activity, fitness, and health. Professionals in related fields would find this book helpful as a general reference."

-Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Table of Contents

Endocrine Responses to Exercise, M. Kjaer and F. Dela

Neuroendocrine Effects on Immunity, B.S. Rabin, N.M. Moyna, A. Kusnecov, D. Zhou, and M.R. Shurin

Exercise and the Acute Phase Response, J.G. Cannon

Exercise and Cytokines: Spontaneous and Elicited Responses, G.J. Bagby, L. Couch, and R. Shepherd

Immunological Responses to Acute Exercise, B.K. Pedersen

Exercise Training and Immune Function, R.J. Shephard and P.N. Shek

Immune Responses to Overtraining and Fatigue, D. Keast

Prolonged Aerobic Exercise: Immune Response and Risk of Infection, D.C. Nieman

Exercise and Autoimmune Diseases, A. Ferry

Exercise, Immunity, and Colon Cancer, L. Hoffman-Goetz and J. Husted

Exercise, Immunity, and Aging, R.S. Mazzeo

Substance Abuse, Exercise, and Immunity, S.E. Blank and G.G. Meadows

Exercise, Immunity, and Dieting, C.A. Conn

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine