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Old 12-10-2008, 05:58 AM   #5
Darryl Shaw
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It might be that your white blood cell count is low because you're fitter than average.

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A team from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center carried out tests on 452 healthy men who were taking part in a long-term study of fitness.

Blood tests were taken, and analysed for their content of various types of white blood cell.

After taking account of age, the researchers found that all groups of white blood cell were lowest in the men who were most physically fit.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7669966.stm

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Fitness had an inverse association with total white blood cell count and white cell subfraction concentrations whereas a higher body mass index correlated with higher white cell levels, Timothy Church, M.D., Ph.D., of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and colleagues reported online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiolo...yDisease/11344
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