Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Marathon Runners Found to Have More Calcified Coronary Plaque

A new study found that long-term endurance running in marathon runners was associated with significantly increased calcified coronary plaque volume compared with non-marathon runners (274 mm3 vs. 169 mm3), according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology 59th Annual Scientific Sessions. -endocrinetoday.com

MY COMMENT: My recent post (Marathon Running Linked to Heart Problem) found higher blood pressure and stiffer aorta in runners, which I find surprising. This study found more calcified plaque, which I'll guess has more to do with diet than running marathons.

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