Exercise And The Limitations Of Observational Studies

Last week I wrote twice about exercise. Strictly speaking, both stories were complete lies. The first story was about a study published in the Lancet which analyzed data from more than 10,000 patients at 2 VA Medical Centers and found that patients with high fitness levels were less likely to die than patients with low fitness levels. The pattern held…

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The Dangers Of Going Too Fast

Updated– According to an editorial published online in the BMJ journal Heart, running too hard, too fast, and for too long can be dangerous. The same holds true in publishing. The editorial was hastily released ahead of its scheduled publication time after portions of it were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the dangers of endurance sports….

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Statins and Exercise, Independently Beneficial, Even Better In Combination

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It’s no secret that statins and exercise are good for people with cholesterol problems. Now a new study published in the Lancet offers fresh evidence that the two appear to be independently beneficial, and that adding the two together may result in greater benefits than either alone. US researchers analyzed data from 10,043 people with dyslipidemia…

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