The Muscle Times

Every bodybuilder knows that there’s a downside to hard training: getting sick. Although training hard is needed to get strong and build serious muscle, overtraining can open you up to sickness. In a new study, researchers tried to figure out part of the reason why training can make you sick, and they think they’ve found part of the answer: it’s in your spit.
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Researchers had 12 adults follow a low-calorie diet for three weeks while consuming a fatty acid supplement. The study examined the effects of these fatty acids on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol) formation. The researchers found that using a fatty acid supplement dramatically reduced the conversion of LDL precursors into LDL, and therefore dramatically reduced the LDL cholesterol that can cause heart disease and heart attacks.
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