Exercise, Nutrition and Immune function

In a recent review on infectious disease in athletes, it was reported that despite moderate exercise improving immunity, strenuous bouts of prolonged exercise and heavy training impair immune function (Harris, 2011). Moreover, inadequate or inappropriate nutrition can further compound immunocompetence (Gleeson, Nieman & Pedersen, 2004). It is well established that protein deficiency and inadequate intake...
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Physical Activity Improves Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include abdominal discomfort, bloating, mucous in the stools, intestinal cramping and irregular bowel habits (Nichols & Faas, 2009). IBS is typically a gut motility problem involving either constipation or diarrhoea, and/or fluctuations between these two extremes (Nichols & Faas, 2009). Fever, intestinal inflammation (moderate to high grade) and bleeding...
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