Cancer Prevention Program

Immune Function Studies

PI: Cornelia (Neli) Ulrich PhD

Together with colleagues at the FHCRC and University of Washington, Dr. Ulrich investigates the effects of 12-months moderate exercise on immune function as part of a randomized controlled trial of 114 postmenopausal women. This also includes studies exploring how dietary factors and weight-loss relate to measures of immune function in this population. Initial findings suggest that exercise reduces the incidence of colds among postmenopausal women and that C-reactive protein levels decrease among obese individuals during the course of the 1-year exercise intervention.