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RIO ATHLETES RISK ‘LEAKY GUT’ SYNDROME

ATHLETES who have gained Olympic selection could do worse than consider a supplement of zinc carnosine ahead of the trip to Rio, according to a research team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Kent, the University of Leicester and Aberystwyth University.

In a paper they published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the team detailed how Rio-bound athletes are at heightened risk of suffering’leaky gut’, a condition where its thin mucosal barrier, which plays a role in absorbing nutrients and preventing germs from entering the blood stream, ceases to work effectively. The condition is known to be a particular problem for those training in hot conditions and can lead to ‘heat stroke’ as well as gut symptoms in athletes.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 16 JADE LALLY The English discus record-holder reflects on her journey to securing an Olympic spot NEWS 6 CAS hold key to Russia in Rio 8 Giles back on two feet after bike crash 10 Rimmer runs SB after injection 12 Hamstring injury gives Bolt nervy wait 13 Pearson target’s Gold Coast 2018 PERFORMANCE 46 Wendy Sly’s killer training session 48 Research: Menstrual cycle on performance 50 Club night – Ayr Seaforth STATISTICS 22 Men’s defending Olympic champions and how they might fare at the Rio Games SPOTLIGHT 28 A look at the career of Ireland’s Maeve Kyle 30 Mel Watman investigates what happened to competitors from the 2006 English Schools 42 Masters sensation Tony Bowman ACTION 52 US Championships – world-leading marks and a top long jump competition as athletes battle for Rio Olympic Games places 56 British Athletics League – coverage of the Premiership match in Birmingham 58 UK Women’s League – report on Premiership action from the meeting at Lee Valley RESULTS & FIXTURES 60 Results round-up 75 What’s On – fixtures guide PREVIEW 73 A look ahead to the New Balance English Schools T&F Championships in Gateshead REGULARS 38 YOUNG ATHLETE 40 YOUR SAY 78 QUIZ CORNER 82 DIP FINISH

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