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Can Ice Vests Provide a Competitive Chill?

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Science  01 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5889, pp. 625
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5889.625a

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Does lowering body temperature prior to an athletic event improve performance? It depends on the event, experts say--but it still won't make an athlete unbeatable.