Accession Number:

ADA411099

Title:

Cold Exposure Human Immune Responses and Intracellular Cytokine Expression

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Report Date:

2002-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

It is commonly believed that exposure to cold environmental temperatures depresses immune function and increases the risk for infection. This review paper will 1 present an overview of human physiological responses to cold exposure, 2 present the human studies examining the effects of cold exposure on immune responses, and 3 summarize recent experiments from our laboratories examining the effects of exercise and fatigue on immune responses during subsequent cold exposure. Based on the review of the literature, there is no support for the concept that cold exposure depresses immune function.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE