Want to Keep Your Skin Healthy? Keep Sweating
Exercise is good for the body in more ways than one. Sure, it helps you get fit and build stronger muscles, but new evidence suggests working up a good sweat may also help fight off skin infections.
Researchers from Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany have discovered that human sweat contains an antibiotic called dermacidin that is capable of limiting disease-causing bacteria such as those responsible for skin infections such as impetigo.
Source: Nature of Immunology, 2001; 2, 1133-1137; www.nature.com
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