Episode 139 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss exercise, immune function and infection risk with Dr Richard Simpson PhD (University of Arizona, USA).


Discussion topics Include:

  • General introduction to exercise immunology and impact of exercise on the immune system
  • Moderate exercise and impact on health promotion
  • Arduous exercise and potential impact on immune suppression
  • The open window hypothesis and infection risk
  • Can exercise affect immune function and infection risk: both sides of the debate
  • Take home messages from the evidence and applied perspectives


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