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Cardio-protective effects of endurance exercise

A report that appeared on the BBC news webpages on the 14th May 2014 suggested that lifelong endurance training could increase the risk of developing cardiac arrhythmia later in life ( The report is based on a paper published in Nature Communications in May 2014 ( advice, however, appears to contradict known cardio-protective effects of endurance exercise, writes Dr. Derek Ball of Heriot Watt University.

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