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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Iron, Vitamins Could Affect Physical Fitness In Adolescents

At least they got the iron part right. How to take it appears at the end.
New research, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, has found that adolescents' blood levels of various micronutrients are correlated with their performance in physical fitness tests. Although the results don't suggest any causes, they do show a new relationship between different measures of adolescent health.

Most people acquire healthy habits in their adolescence that they will carry through adulthood, for example, they start choosing foods high in vitamins and minerals and developing a regular exercise routine. According to recent studies, adolescents' performance on standard physical fitness tests, as well as their intake of important nutrients, has decreased over the years.

The authors suggest that these findings could be related because physical fitness and nutrition are intertwined. For example, iron forms part of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to muscles, and antioxidants like vitamin C help rebuild damager after a difficult training session.
The proper way to take iron:

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