Immune Function in Sport and Exercise, Advances in Sport and Exercise Science Series

Immune Function in Sport and Exercise

Advances in Sport and Exercise Science Series

Edited by Michael Gleeson, BSc, PhD, Professor of Exercise Biochemistry, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK; Neil Spurway, MA, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; and Don MacLaren, Professor of Sports Nutrition, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK


Preface

1. Exercise and infection risk

2. Introduction to the immune system

3. Methods of assessing immune function

4. Acute exercise and innate immune function

5. Acute exercise and acquired immune function

6. Immune responses to intensified training and overtraining

7. Immune response to exercise in extreme environments

8. Exercise, nutrition and immune function: I Macronutrients and amino acids

9. Exercise, nutrition and immune function: II Micronutrients, antioxidants and other supplements

10. Exercise and cytokines

11. Psychological stress and immune function

12. Monitoring immune function in athletes and guidelines for minimizing the risk of infection

13. Exercise, infection risk and immune function in special populations

Glossary