Tag: Infection

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Episode 80 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Athlete Immune Health’ with Professor Neil Walsh, Bangor University, UK. In this session we get into:

  • Defining Immunity
  • Immune Function & Performance
  • Are upper respiratory tract infections a problem for athletes?
  • Recommendations for avoiding infection
  • How does stress alter immunity?
  • Key factors that lower immunity in athletes and recommendations (Training stress, Life stress, Poor sleep,
  • Environmental stress, Poor nutrition)
  • Can we monitor immunity to predict infection in athletes?

Key Papers

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Episode 69 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Immunological Aspects of Training & Sports Nutrition’ with Professor Michael Gleeson, Loughborough University, UK. In this session we get into:

  • Relevance of Immune Function to Athletes
  • Causes of Illness in Athletes
  • Intensive Training & Effects on Immune Function
  • Personal and Travel Hygiene & Immune Health
  • Sleep and Immune Function
  • Energy balance, Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins
  • Vitamin D (and other micronutrients)
  • Supplements (that may support immune health, supplements that likely won’t)
  • Probiotics and Gut Health
  • Testing methodsPractical Guidelines to Maintain Health & Limit Risk of Infection

Key Papers:

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