Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Watching sport may be hazardous to your heart

By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY, Jan 31, 2011:

Cardiac death rates increased in Los Angeles County after the Los Angeles Rams lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1980 Super Bowl, according to the study in Monday's journal Clinical Cardiology.

Unlike a previous study linking World Cup soccer game losses to cardiac deaths mostly in men, this study showed death rates increased more for women (27%), vs. men (15%) and older individuals (22%).

Overall death rates also increased, but the cardiac death increases were the most dramatic.

"The higher rates of female deaths surprised us," says lead author Robert Kloner, a physician and professor at the University of Southern California. "More and more women are becoming avid sports fans ... Read more>>

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