Exercise and Disease reviews the role of exercise and physical fitness in the prevention or causation of cancer. Relevant mechanistic studies, particularly immunomodulation, are emphasized. The book also interprets effects of long-term exercise on immune functions and data that shows how exercise influences disease resistance. On the other hand, exercise may be involved in immune mediated motion injuries. Finally, exercise plays a potential role in cancer therapy. The book will be useful to researchers interested in the most recent developments and their interpretations.
Table of Contents
The Role of Physical Activity in the Development of Childhood Obesity (M.I. Goran and E.T. Poehlman). Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease: A Gender Difference (P.A. Brill, C.B. Scott, and N.F. Gordon). Physical Activity, Lipids, and Lipoprotein Metabolism: The Benefit of Exercise and Training in Hyperlipidemia (A. Berg, M. Halle, M. Baumstark, I. Frey, and J. Keul). Exercise, Natural Immunity, and Cancer: Causation, Correlation, or Conundrum (L. Hoffman-Goetz and B. MacNeil). The Role of Exercise in Cancer Therapy (M.L. Winningham). Short-Term Exercise and Immune Function (T.J. Verde). Long-Term Exercise and Immune Functions (D. Keast and A.R. Morton). Exercise and Infection (D.C. Nieman and S.. Nehlsen-Cannarella). Immune Function in Exercise-Induced Injuries (L.C. Almekinders and S.V. Almekinders). Exercise and Age-Related Decline in Immune Functions (R.S. Mazzeo and I. Nasrullah). Psychological Effects of Exercise for Disease Resistance and Health Promotion (R.K. Dishman). Index.