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Large study indicates racket sports offer best protection against cardiac death

Research we’re watching A team of European and Australian researchers looked at large British and Scottish health studies to see if some forms of activity had greater benefits than others. They examined the associations of six different types of exercise with the risk of death over all and death from cardiovascular disease in 80,306 people, 54% of whom were women. Participants, ages 30 to 98, were followed an average of nine years. During…

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