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Title: The BASES expert statement on exercise, immunity, and infection
Authors: Gleeson, Michael
Walsh, Neil P.
Keywords: Exercise
Training
Immune
Infection
Nutrition
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis, for the British Association of Sport and Exercise 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2011.627371
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10577
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.627371
ISSN: 0264-0414
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