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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

May 9, 2020

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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