The author of the groundbreaking Exercise and Immunology returns with Advances in Exercise Immunology, a thorough and unparalleled study of the relationship between exercise and immune function. Advances in Exercise Immunology explores
- whether athletes are more susceptible to illness than the general public;
- the effects of exercise on resistance to infectious disease and whether infection adversely influences exercise performance;
- the effects of exercise on immune cell function and other mediators of immunity;
- the effects of exercise on specific aspects of immune function;
- the potential clinical applications of exercise immunology; and
- the current state of knowledge and future directions of the field.
The book’s organizational structure makes it accessible to readers of differing backgrounds and interests. Advances in Exercise Immunology is the vital resource you need to keep abreast of this flourishing field of study.
You’ll learn why athletes are susceptible to illness during intense training, how various immune system components respond to exercise, how regular exercise may influence disease progression-including cancer and HIV/AIDS-and whether exercise may help restore immune function in the aged and during spaceflight.