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Physical and immunological aspects of exercise in chronic diseases.

Apostolopoulos, V., Borkoles, E., Polman, R. C.J. and Stojanovska, L., 2014. Physical and immunological aspects of exercise in chronic diseases. Immunotherapy, 6 (10), 1145 - 1157.

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DOI: 10.2217/imt.14.76


Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are believed to be independent risk factors for the occurrence of numerous diseases, including, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health, all leading to substantial morbidity and/or premature death. It has been found that regular exercise, is associated with better quality of life and health outcomes, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Here, we review the effects regular exercise has on mental health and well-being, on the immune system and in cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmunity and metabolic syndrome. Is exercise the new immunotherapy to treat diseases?

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cancer ; chronic diseases ; exercise ; immune status ; immunity ; immunotherapy ; inflammation ; physical activity
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23188
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 08:41
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:55


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