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Eating Before Swimming May Be Dangerous, After All

From the 25 July 2011 Medical News Today article

It appears that people who go swimming on a full stomach really do have a higher risk of drowning, researchers reported in Medicine, Science and the Law. Advice on how long one should fast before swimming varies widely, from 20 minutes to up to three hours. The authors say that previous studies had revealed scant evidence of a link between eating before going swimming and the risk of drowning.

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July 26, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Public Health | , , , ,

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