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Physical and immunological aspects of exercise in chronic diseases.

Authors
  • Apostolopoulos, Vasso
  • Borkoles, Erika
  • Polman, Remco
  • Stojanovska, Lily
Type
Published Article
Journal
Immunotherapy
Publisher
Future Medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
6
Issue
10
Pages
1145–1157
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2217/imt.14.76
PMID: 25428651
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

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?

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