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The effect of exercise training on the severity and duration of a viral upper respiratory illness.
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PMID:  9813869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether exercise training affects the severity and duration of a rhinovirus-caused upper respiratory illness (URI). METHODS: Subjects who were rhinovirus 16 (RV 16) antibody-free completed a graded exercise test. Thirty-four individuals (ages 18-29 yr) of moderate fitness (32 to 60 were randomly assigned to the exercise group (EX) while 16 additional individuals of similar age and fitness served as a nonexercise (NEX) control group. All EX and NEX subjects were inoculated with RV 16 on 2 consecutive days. EX subjects completed 40 min of supervised exercise every other day at 70% of heart rate (HR) reserve for a 10-d period. Every 12 h, all subjects completed a 13-item symptom severity checklist and a physical activity log. Used facial tissues were collected and weighed (symptom severity measure) during these same reporting periods. RESULTS: A two group by nine measure (2 x 9) repeated measures ANOVA procedure showed no difference in symptom questionnaire mean scores and the mucous weights of the EX and NEX groups for days 2-10 of the experiment. A two measure by five measure (2 x 5) repeated measures ANOVA procedure indicated no differences between the pre- and post-exercise questionnaire means for the five sessions that EX subjects exercised. Statistical significance was set at P < 0.05. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that moderate exercise training during a rhinovirus-caused URI under the conditions of this study design do not alter the severity and duration of the illness.
T G Weidner; T Cranston; T Schurr; L A Kaminsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-20     Completed Date:  1999-01-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1578-83     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
School of Physical Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Case-Control Studies
Common Cold / physiopathology*
Exercise / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology
Motor Activity
Mucus / secretion
Physical Fitness
Respiratory Tract Infections / virology*
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Grant Support

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