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Beer Aids Marathon Recovery?

Posted on: August 25, 2011

A new study by researchers at the Technical University of Munich suggests that marathon runners who imbibe in, ahem, NONALCOHOLIC beer post-race are less likely to get sick.  Beer, both of the alcoholic and non variety, contains polyphenols, which help to boost the immune system.  The study, however, suggests that even though alcoholic beer contains these chemicals, the presence of alcohol may cancel out the benefit.

 

Many thanks to Ariel Soto-Suver for the article!

 

 

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