Special Issue "Exercise Endocrinology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2021).
Interests: exercise endocrinology, hormones, stress, reproductive physiology
Physical activity and exercise are behavioral components that the major world health organizations have necessitated as essential for all individuals to incorporate into their lifestyle in order to be more healthy. As a result, increasing number of individuals are attempting to engage in regular exercise training. The physiological adaptations occurring in response to exercise training are well documented and come about due to the plasticity of the various tissues and organs of the human body. An enhanced capacity for energy metabolism, cardiovascular-hematological function, muscular strength-endurance and many other adaptations occur to facilitate improved exercise and physical work capacity following such training. An integral physiologic component in enabling and regulating this adaptation process are the hormones associated with the endocrine system.
The study of Exercise Endocrinology began in the late 1960s, shortly after the development and advancement of the radioimmunoassay procedural technique which allowed for a more accurate assessment of hormonal substances in humans. Since that time forward there have been numerous exercise studies involving endocrinological measurements. However, with the advent of the 21st century and new technological breakthroughs in analytical procedures there has been renewed interest in hormones, and an ever more rapidly accelerating examination of the role hormones play in bringing about the adaptive response in humans. This heightened interest has led to exciting scientific findings on the impact, limits and functions of the endocrine system in exercising people, especially in women who have traditionally been an understudied population.
This Special Issue of Endocrines welcomes original experimental and clinical studies on the hormone changes in response to acute exercise as well as in response to more chronic adaptations with training. Comprehensive reviews on select endocrine gland function in acute or chronic settings are welcome too. In particular work is encouraged which has examined exercising women, and/or female athlete endocrinology-physiology.
Prof. Dr. Anthony C. Hackney
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