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The BASES expert statement on exercise, immunity, and infection

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posted on 05.10.2012, 11:15 by Michael Gleeson, Neil P. Walsh
An individual's level of physical activity influences their risk of infection, most likely by affecting immune function. Regular moderate exercise reduces the risk of infection compared with a sedentary lifestyle, but very prolonged bouts of exercise and periods of intensified training are associated with an increased risk of infection. There are several lifestyle, nutritional, and training strategies that can be adopted to limit the extent of exercise-induced immunodepression and minimize the risk of infection. This expert statement provides a background summarizing the evidence together with extensive conclusions and practical guidelines.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

GLEESON, M. and WALSH, N.P., 2012. The BASES expert statement on exercise, immunity, and infection. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 (3), pp. 321 - 324.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis, for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.627371

ISSN

0264-0414

eISSN

1466-447X

Language

en