Navigation Links
Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism presents firefighter health study
Date:5/29/2008

MISSOULA

The Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (Montana WPEM) will present a human clinical study at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, showing that wildland firefighters who consumed a yeast based (beta glucan) antioxidant supplement, Wellmune WGP, had far fewer 23 percent upper respiratory tract infections, compared to a similar group of firefighters taking a placebo.

Montana WPEM Director Brent C. Rudy said, Wildland fire suppression crew health is a top concern. We are looking for a way to give the people, who do this demanding, intense work a nutritional edgea way to stay healthy under very difficult, almost combat-like conditions.

The results of the firefighters study show a strong statistical trend that subjects who used Wellmune WGP had better physical health 23 percent fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as, fever, headaches, weakness, coughing, sneezing and stuffy noses, Ruby said The results are consistent with previous clinical research involving marathoners, individuals with high stress lifestyles and the general population.

In a single-blind, random, cross-over design, 54 wildland firefighters from the Bitterroot Hotshots and Great Northern Crews were given Wellmune WGP or placebo for 14 days, followed by a three-day washout (one word: washout) period and another 14-day treatment period. During the course of treatments, subjects kept daily health logs recording cold and flu symptoms and overall feelings of well-being. If subjects recorded any cold symptom (runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, colored discharge) or flu symptom (fever, headache, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, chest discomfort, cough) for two consecutive days, they were classified with an upper respiratory tract infection.

There was a strong statistical trend favoring the use of Wellmune WGP for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections. Forty-eight percent of the firefighters experienced an upper respiratory tract infection while taking the placebo, but only 37 percent had an upper respiratory tract infection while taking Wellmune WGP. Additionally, there was strong statistical significance in the wildland firefighters perceived health.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dave Walsh
651-256-4606
Strategic Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism Presents Firefighter Health Study
2. Montana Passes Newborn Screening Law for Cystic Fibrosis
3. Actress, Singer, Songwriter Miley Cyrus, Also Known as Hannah Montana, Adds St. Jude Math-A-Thon(R) Video Host to Her Talents
4. Montana State University researchers investigate new suspect in West Nile deaths of pelicans
5. More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease
6. TriWest and Montana VA Launch PTSD Video Conference to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
7. Montana Health Care Leader Elected Board Chair of National Association
8. Fitworks Fitness Centers Responds to the Growing Adolescent Obesity Rate by Offering Free Summer Memberships to Teens 13-15 Years of Age
9. Deane F. Johnson Center Receives Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award
10. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Evaluation Findings Demonstrate Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) Delivers Improvements in Clinical Outcomes and Patient Safety on General Care Floors
11. Oregon Cosmetic Vein Center Opens in Portland, Among First on West Coast to Offer Brand New, FDA-Approved Procedures and Technologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... The OSHA Training ... Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important reminder to ... their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing colorful split screen ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings the split screens ... reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. , ProSlice Color ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing ... Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online ... and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, as ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ePAY ... partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to optimize ... combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with dramatic ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions ... aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 One of Australia,s successful ... of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 ... and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a ... enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... DUBLIN , June 27, 2016 Jazz ... the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... proposed acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously ... entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) ... measures required to build a strong and stable market ... listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities ... by the Company, but shareholders and market players as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: