Musheer Abdalhuk, member of the Editorial Team of the RIPL_Effect research team, addressed in his presentation if athletes do have a higher risk of asthma. The article Musheer presented was published by Burns, J. et al. in 2015 in the Respiratory Medicine journal (click here to access the article). Among the authors’ findings were that athletes do not necessarily have a higher risk of asthma; however, the normal population that engages in high-endurance or aquatic sports (e.g. swimming) do have a higher risk of suffering from asthma. This goes in line with the recommendation that performing high-endurance sports among the normal population should be closely monitored by experts in the field of endurance training.