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International Healthcare News: Cherries 'could reduce muscle damage'

Overseas health insurance customers might want to stock up on cherries if they are interested in exercise.

According to recent research published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, athletes who drink cherry juice see significantly faster muscle recovery.

Indeed, after consuming the drink, they returned to 90 per cent of normal muscle force 24 hours after intense exercise.

They recovered to just 85 per cent of normal when they didn't drink the juice.

Dr Joanna Bowtell, head of sports and exercise science research at London South Bank University, commented: "Whenever you do exercise that you are not used to doing, there is a good chance that you will cause some muscle damage and encounter muscle soreness.

"Montmorency cherry juice seems to reduce oxidative damage and should therefore allow a higher volume and quality of training."

Expatriate health insurance customers could also consider going to a physiotherapist if they find they have hurt a muscle in training.

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