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The effects of long distance running is debated regulary by medical experts. While it is true that long-term endurance athletes have had some scarring noted in the heart muscle, it is at this point an association and not a causation. There is concern because if scarring of the heart muscle (fibrosis) becomes severe, it can lead to thickening of portions of the heart which can impact heart functioning. The discussion really hinges on two articles. In a study by Matthew Wilson, which was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, advanced imaging techniques were used to look at the hearts of three groups of people:...

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Heart disease: It's the number one killer in America. But despite that stat, a new survey by the Cleveland Clinic reports that almost 75 percent of Americans aren't worried about dying from it. What's more, more than one-quarter of Americans with a family history of the disease don't take any preventative steps to protect their heart, even though they are at significantly higher risk of developing the disease.  Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/health/heart-health-myths?cid=soc_Men%27s%20Health%20-%20MensHealth_FBPAGE_Men%27s%20Health__  

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