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Biking & Cycling

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It’s been one pedal forward and two pedals back on the great fixed wheel of cycling life lately. As a keen card-carrying MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra) and soon-to-be OFIL (old fart in Lycra), I was heartened to read of the latest study of 125 long-distance cyclists in their 80s that found they had immune system function similar to that of 20-year-olds. The study, published in Aging Cell journal, found ageing cyclists produced the same number of T-cells as adults in their 20s and a separate study found cyclists didn’t lose muscle mass, strength, or gain body fat in the same way as non-cyclists.

There was good news for ­female cyclists, too: researchers from the University of California…

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