Dr. Mandrola is at it again with a superb well written article in response to a life-time survival study of participants in the Tour de France and a compelling title: INFLAMMED ATHLETES SHOULD TAKE NO COMFORT IN TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLING STUDY recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology.
Dr. Mandrola's message boiled down to an agreement that "normal" exercise, even intermittently intense exercise is beneficial, but watch out for the plateau, which is ignored by Masters-level athletes who just "keeps slogging on" for decades. Plus, scientific evidence strongly supports the notion endurance athletes have a fivefold higher risk of atrial fibrillation and coronary calcification.
Follow this link, which will also supply a little background on Dr. John Mandrola.
- Mary Boudreau Conover