“Lessons in Survival” by Ben Sherwood from

“He ended up in southeastern North Carolina at Fort Bragg, home of the Army’s elite Airborne and Special Forces. This is where the Army’s renowned survival school is located. It’s also where they believe in something called stress inoculation. Like vaccines, a small challenge or dose of a virus in your system prepares and defends you against a bigger challenge. In other words, they expose you to pressure and suffering in training so you’ll build up your immunity. It’s a kind of classic psychological conditioning: the more shocks to your system, the more you’re able to withstand.”

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  1. Diet plays in important role in the heart disease sited in this article. Special forces tend to consume high energy foods what have inferior nutritional value. Was this variable noted in the study cited?

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