The impact of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction on athletic performance: A systematic review

Price, Ollie, Hull, James, Backer, Vibeke, Hostrup, Morten and Ansley, Les (2014) The impact of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction on athletic performance: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 44 (12). pp. 1749-1761. ISSN 0112-1642

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40279-014-0238-y

Abstract

Background - Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) describes the phenomenon of transient airway narrowing in association with physical activity. Although it may seem likely that EIB would have a detrimental impact on athletic performance, this has yet to be established.

Objectives - The aim of this review is to provide a systematic appraisal of the current status of knowledge regarding EIB and exercise performance and to highlight potential mechanisms by which performance may be compromised by EIB.

Results - The remaining ten studies that met the initial criteria were included in this review; six evaluated the performance of physically active individuals with asthma and/or EIB while four assessed the effects of medication on performance in a comparable population.

Conclusion - The evidence concludes that whilst it is reasonable to suspect that EIB does impact athletic performance, there is currently insufficient evidence to provide a definitive answer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17502

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