Cardiovascular disease risk in middle-aged ultra-endurance athletes
Background: It is widely accepted that aerobic exercise has the ability to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. However, recent studies suggest that volumes of exercise that greatly exceed physical activity guidelines may be damaging to the heart. Currently, it is unclear if individuals who train for ultra-endurance races are at an elevated risk of developing CVD compared to those that perform lower amounts of physical activity. Purpose: To use traditional and novel measures of CVD risk to determine if individuals that train for ultra-endurance races have a greater CVD risk compared to ...
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