oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Vit C as effective as combinations of anti-oxidant nutrients in reducing symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in ultramarathon runners
|Article Title||Vit C as effective as combinations of anti-oxidant nutrients in reducing symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection in ultramarathon runners|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Division of Physical Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. **MRC Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit in the Sport Science Institute of South Africa, Medical School, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||23 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Allergic rhinitis, Anti-oxidant supplementation, Epidemiological surveys, Placebo-controlled, Post-race URTI symptoms, Pre-race training, Statistics and Ultramarathon runners|
The effect of anti-oxidant supplementation on the incidence of symptoms of upper-respiratory-tract infection (URTI) was determined during the fortnight following the 1993 Comrades Marathon (90km). Runners and sedentary matched controls were randomly divided into groups receiving 500mg Vit C.
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