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Researchers: exercise lowers blood count

September 20, 2009 4:51:50 PM PDT
Researchers found that intense exercise may have a negative effect on your blood count.Doctors recently studied over 150 18-year-old males, training to join a combat unit in Israel.

They found that the number of recruits with a low blood count, or anemia, almost tripled after six months of training.

Researchers say it may be due to drinking increased amounts of water, which dilutes the blood, and damage to blood cells from high levels of physical activity.

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