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Title Glutamine And Immune Function In The Athlete
Description How glutamine is involved in immune function
Creation Date 01 August 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Glutamine, the most abundant and extensively studied non-essential amino acid in the body, is mainly synthesised and released by muscle. Overworked muscle after prolonged exercise may fail to supply adequate glutamine for normal immune function. This article explores the effect exercise can have on the immune system and how supplemental glutamine may be beneficial.
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