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.
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
"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