Professor Melitta Mcnarry of Swansea University has recently published a meta-analysis on the health and mortality (all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer) consequences of an elite sporting career. Here, she discusses the findings and the potential implications.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-Reasons for conducting the meta-analysis, including questions marks around whether a high amount of exercise might be detrimental rather than beneficial for health and longevity
-The significantly reduced mortality in elite athletes, in particular endurance athletes and team sport athletes
-Potential reasons for the reduced mortality
-The relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and protection against cardiovascular disease
-Potential reasons for why elite endurance athletes had greatly reduced cardiovascular disease mortality, but no difference compared to the general population for cancer mortality
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Melitta's Twitter, Research Gate, and Swansea University profiles Health Consequences of an Elite Sporting Career: Long-Term Detriment or Long-Term Gain? A Meta-Analysis of 165,000 Former Athletes - Runacres, Mackintosh and Mcnarry 2021
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