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12-28-2011, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by thepuckmonster View Post
I would, yes. One also has to take into account the physical abuse athletes take. Despite being in great shape, their immune systems are always 'on', so to say, by having to heal muscle tears, cuts and bruises. It can leave contact sport athletes with a lowered immunity to viral and bacterial infections.
That's interesting, I'd never really thought about that. But you'd think that putting 20+ guys like that in close quarters during the winter months would make for a lot more viral infections than we hear about.

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