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Advances in Exercise Immunology Hardcover – Jan 18 1999

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Laurel T. MacKinnon, PhD, has conducted research on the immune response to exercise since 1985 and is internationally recognized for her work on overtraining and immune function in athletes. She is associate professor in the Department of Human Movement Studies, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

In 1992, Dr. MacKinnon authored Exercise and Immunology, the first book to explore the intriguing relationship between exercise and the immune system. She serves as associate editor of exercise and immunology for Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise and is on the editorial board of Exercise Immunology Review. She has received grant funding for projects related to overtraining and immune function in athletes.

Dr. MacKinnon is a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia and the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a former board member of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI) and the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science. In 1997, she served as program chair for the international symposium of ISEI in Germany.

Dr. MacKinnon earned her PhD in exercise science at the University of Michigan. She previously held the position of research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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An advanced academic literature review Sept. 6 2009
By Robert M. Rohland - Published on
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This book is a literature review of the field of exercise immunology as far as 1999. It covers, in exquisite detail, research on how athletic training influences the immune system and vise-versa. If you don't have a university-level biomedical education, you will have a very hard time reading it. Even with some familiarity with medical terminology and immunology, it is a tough and rigorous read. This is not like reading Scientific American!
The author gives a summary of the human immune system in chapter 2, but it is still necessary for the reader to know the functions of neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages, B- and T-lymphocytes, NK cells, the various classes of immunoglobulins, various cytokines, and acute phase proteins.
The research reviewed in this book focuses on athletes, not ordinary persons trying to get fit. Most of the major "interesting" immune effects are seen with intense and prolonged physical training. The applications of the material in this book should be of keen interest to coaches and athletes themselves who want to avoid the "overtraining syndrome."
Great book Nov. 20 2005
By Jorge A. S. Mendes - Published on
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I think that this book is great, it explains everything about exercise immunologye in a clear and very inteligent way.

It's a coplex matter, but, not impossible to understand...


Buy it, you wont regret.