Exercise and Immune Functions

  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen


The increasing popularity of regular exercise is probably the result of increased public awareness regarding the beneficial effects of exercise on physical and emotional well-being. The positive effects of regular exercise are obviously a complex interaction between physiological and psychological effects. For example, it has been shown that exercise can lower blood pressure, improve the lipid profile, and decrease sensitivity to pain (Thoren, Floras, Hoffmann, & Seals, 1990).


Natural Killer Cell Eccentric Exercise Natural Killer Cell Activity Acute Exercise Intense Exercise 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen
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  1. 1.Copenhagen Muscle Research CenterDepartment of Infectious DiseasesRigshospitaletDenmark

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