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    Response to Valerie Bougault, Louis-Philippe Boulet Br J Sports Med 2012;46:402-406

    Bougault and Boulet write that there is a high incidence of viral respiratory infections in elite swimmers, in particular during heavy training programmes. However, Bougault and Boulet do not mention the evidence indicating that vitamin C may protect against respiratory infections of athletes.

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