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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Apr 19, 2016

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?

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