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Continued: Pump up your flu shot with a trip to the gym

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 30, 2013 - 5:05 PM

“This is still a fairly new area for research, just the last 20 years,” Kohut said. “We’re trying to understand not only whether exercise can help make vaccines more effective, but also whether regular exercise over time makes the symptoms of flu less severe, as some of our mice seem to be telling us. What about exercising while you’re ill?”

Kohut and her mice are now at work trying to answer those questions.

 

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