Special Issue "Influence of Carbohydrate and Phytochemical Ingestion on Exercise-Induced Immune Dysfunction, Inflammation, Muscle Damage, Oxidative Stress, and Metabolic Recovery"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2018).
2. Director of the Human Performance Laboratory,North Carolina Research Campus,Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA
Interests: sports nutrition; exercise; immunology; inflammation; obesity; metabolomics; proteomics; lipid mediators
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Nutrients: Nutrition and Exercise Influences on Oxylipins
Special Issue in Nutrients: Influence of Carbohydrates Intake on Inflammation
Special Issue in Nutrients: Sports Nutrition
Special Issue in Metabolites: Sports and Health Metabolism
The influence of exercise on the immune system is a relatively new area of scientific endeavour, with about 90% of research data published since 1990. The immune response to exercise depends on the accumulated metabolic stress from the frequency, intensity, and duration of effort. Regular moderate exercise such as 30 to 60-minute brisk walking bouts improves the recirculation and function of several types of immune cells, especially those of the innate immune system including natural killer cells, neutrophils, and macrophages. In contrast, high exercise workloads and the associated physiological and metabolic stress cause transient immune impairment, inflammation, oxidative stress, and muscle damage. Preliminary evidence suggests that the most effective nutritional countermeasures to these metabolic and immune perturbations, especially when considered from a metabolomics, lipidomics, and proteomics perspective, include acute and chronic increases in dietary carbohydrate and phytochemicals. Many knowledge gaps still exist, however, and this Special Issue will include papers that provide novel insights into the complex relationships between carbohydrate and phytochemical nutrition support, exercise stress, and immune function.
Prof. David C. Nieman
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- immune function