Influence of physical activity on the cellular immune system: mechanisms of action

Authors:Pedersen, B. K.
"During severe, moderate as well as light exercise, the NK cell activity increased, but the post-exercise suppression of the NK cell function was found only following severe exercise, and not after moderate or light exercise, furthermore, only following severe exercise, an increased monocyte concentration was demonstrated." Given that we know those with restrictive eating disorders under-report the intensity of their exercise, this study is particularly relevant.