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Dec. 12 2011 12:00 AM

Athletes go to great lengths to protect their muscles and recover from exercise-induced muscle damage, but there has been little work to determine what methods are most effective.

Now, a study published in the online journal PLoS ONE reports that runners benefit more from whole-body cryotherapy, in which the study participants was exposed to temperatures as cold as -166â°F (-110â°C), than from exposure to far-infrared radiation or no treatment.


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