12% of marathon runners were found in a German study to have suffered heart atacks versus only 4% among the age-matched control subjects.
This is important! You have to read more about it on Kurt's blog here and there . (Thanks for bringing this subject!).
It turns out that marathon runners not only carried more frequent traces of past myocardiac infarction events, than the average age-matched population, but also had 62% more atherosclerotic plaque as showed in this research. The true extent of atherosclerosis among runners is likely to be even higher than that, because the control group in that study wasn't random. It was selected from among patients undergoing the same scan for symptomatic or suspected heart abnormalities.
Has there ever been a study on marathon runners using a diet other than high carb?
Cool Stuff From This Afternoon - This guy got too close to the freeway and took off in a hurry.
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