Athletes have known for a very long time that regular exercise is a powerful means of promoting good health, preventing and treating many common ailments including high blood pressure, obesity, depression, and even cardiovascular disease, to name a few. Thanks to a group of physicians, some of whom are cardiologists, and all of whom were extreme endurance athletes, we are beginning to understand that it is the word "extreme" that can turn the tables and result in significant damage to the heart.
Learn more in this short article and its references on the cardiac pathophysiology associated with extreme endurance exercise.
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- Mary Boudreau Conover