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People determined to show that marathons are bad for us (Read 1410 times)

northernman


Fight The Future

    A new study says some of us are scarring our hearts. I would think if this was significant, we would have even more marathon deaths.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-07/marathon-triathlon-training-can-temporarily-damage-the-heart-study-finds.html

      I didn't read the article. I don't need too.

       

      Even in the face of undeniable evidence we woud still do what we do.

       

      http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-07/marathon-triathlon-training-can-temporarily-damage-the-heart-study-finds.html

       

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        Even in the face of undeniable evidence we woud still do what we do.

         

         

        So true --  and besides --- for every article that talks about the how bad something is, the next day or week is another atricle saying how good it is....

         

        Why even bother paying attention to that nonsense and just start training for your next 26.2 'er....

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        finnegan begin again

          I couldn't find the published article. Only the Bloomberg piece. Here is the abstract

           

          Interesting. No clinical correlation was drawn from the small study. It would be useful to continue to follow endurance athletes through their life. 

           

          Cardiovascular risk study from same journal

           

          2006 study of 20 2003 Boston runners

           

          more here for fun

          "... the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value..."  Thomas Paine Dec 23, 1776 The Crisis 

           

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            Even in the face of undeniable evidence we woud still do what we do. 

             

            In the words of the late great Douglas Adams:

             

            "I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it." Smile


            Feeling the growl again

              Many studies have not shown acute changes to the heart as a result of running a marathon.  None have demonstrated that any changes are truly lasting or pathological.

               

              Many studies have also shown the health benefits of endurance training.  Everything is a tradeoff in life, with positives in negatives.  Given proven health benefits and unproven health risks (for most normal folks), I think I'll keep training, thank you.

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              A Saucy Wench

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                Doc, my tooth hurts

                  I'm assuming there must be some statistic calculating odds of dying from running.  My guess is they are pretty low, and I'll take my chances.

                    Problem solved.  Run more.

                     

                    http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/114/22/2325.full

                     

                    Myocardial Injury and Ventricular Dysfunction Related to Training Levels Among Nonelite Participants in the Boston Marathon

                     

                    "We found that the extent and the degree of the transient cardiac injury and dysfunction were significantly influenced by the degree of preparation and training. Temporary changes indicating heart stress occurred in marathon runners who trained less than 35 miles per week in the months before the event. However, these changes were milder or absent in those who ran more than 45 miles per week. The protection afforded by training was independent of age and gender. Notably, however, no data suggest that there are long-term sequelae to the biomarker and echocardiographic changes in this setting, and indeed, in contrast, many studies suggest that endurance exercise is associated with a reduction in cardiovascular risk and an increased life expectancy. Our study does suggest that, to protect against elevations in cardiac biomarkers and echocardiographic evidence of cardiac dysfunction associated with endurance exercise, appropriate preparation is important."

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                      Running is stupid.

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                        Running is stupid.

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                        http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                          What they're calling cardiac injury, stress, and fibrosis may be the heart's normal strengthening process.

                          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


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                            I'm in pretty bad shape - heel spurs, an enlarged heart, a pulse rate that's too low, and I don't breathe as much as most people. I didn't have all these problems when I smoked. Help me!

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                              I'm in pretty bad shape - heel spurs, an enlarged heart, a pulse rate that's too low, and I don't breathe as much as most people. I didn't have all these problems when I smoked. Help me!

                               I want a smoking smily face to go with my +1 on this.

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