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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.

Dec 7, 2015

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 methods
  • Practical Guidelines to Maintain Health & Limit Risk of Infection

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