Cardiovascular function is better in veteran football players than age-matched untrained elderly healthy men.

@article{Schmidt2015CardiovascularFI,
  title={Cardiovascular function is better in veteran football players than age-matched untrained elderly healthy men.},
  author={Jakob Schmidt and Thomas Rostgaard Andersen and Lars Juel Andersen and Morten B Randers and Therese Hornstrup and Peter Riis Hansen and Jens Bangsbo and Peter Krustrup},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={61-9}
}
The aim of the study was to determine whether lifelong football training may improve cardiovascular function, physical fitness, and body composition. Our subjects were 17 male veteran football players (VPG; 68.1 ± 2.1 years) and 26 healthy age-matched untrained men who served as a control group (CG; 68.2 ± 3.2 years). Examinations included measurements of cardiac function, microvascular endothelial function [reactive hyperemic index (RHI)], maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), and body composition… CONTINUE READING
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