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Experts urge athletes to prefer healthy food over injectables

The trend of relying on intravenous (IV) nutrition is becoming quite a norm among athletes, despite inadequate scientific evidence declaring it as safe. The editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine gives the message of ‘Food first’ and ‘no needle and wants this slogan to be amplified among the community. Previously, IV drips were restricted to clinical use and were used for serious conditions, but now they are employed for tiredness and fatigue.This is a dangerous practice, as drips are not considered free of risks. Harsh intake of IV drips can affect the liver as well as the gut. Instead of this, focus must be on healthy food.

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