Immunity

Immunity

Swimmers’ immune systems

Swimmers’ immune systems tumble in response to competition; glutamine doesn’t help, but sugar does Exhaustive exercise can suppress athletes’ immune systems; for example, studies have shown that runners who complete a marathon are six times more likely to develop a respiratory-system illness than non-marathoners. However, exercise scientists haven’t been sure whether sports like swimming and […]

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Sports nutrition: strengthening your immune system

How the right nutrition can help prevent coughs, colds and flu in the winter You can follow all the fancy training programmes and take all the exotic supplements you want, but if you’re laid up with coughs, colds and flu each winter, you’re never going to reap the rewards of all that hard training. But […]

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