A Runner’s Concern?


This morning I read something very interesting. Investigators have researched that elite long-distance runners have more calcium build-up in their arteries than non-runners. This could increase the risk of heart attacks and death from heart disease. Besides the enjoyment of running, the reason people run and do marathons is to maintain heath. Test were performed on 25 participants that ran least one marathon race in each of the last 25 years, this sample could be questionable. It is rather small, but Dr. Robert Schwartz of the Minneapolis Heart Institute and Foundation states:

You have to consider that these runners may be in a constant state of inflammation, and that may be why we are seeing more plaque.

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