Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems

  • metta

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    Mar 15, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems;_ylt=AkDWZC135tJr3T44M5OdoPsDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTNncWxoczdtBGFzc2V0A2hzbi8yMDEwMDMxNS9tYXJhdGhvbmVyc2ZhY2VncmVhdGVycmlza29mYXJ0ZXJ5cHJvYmxlbXMEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3luX2FydGljbGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNtYXJhdGhvbmVyc2Y-

    some types of high-intensity exercise may actually be bad for the heart, potentially leading to hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, heart attack and even death.

    "Our data suggest that exercise may have an inverted U-shape relation with arterial stiffness. In other words, when you do not exercise you have higher risk of cardiovascular events, but the same also happens when you exercise too much,"
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
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    Mar 16, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Very interesting article, thanks for the post. Every time I run a marathon, I always worry a little but, especially after watching two people die about five feet from me in 09 Detroit marathon. Will be interesting to see what subsequent research indicates. I'm no medical doctor, but hard to draw any real conclusions based on the limited information presented in the article. In the meantime, I'll take my chances.