Former male elite athletes and risk of hypertension in later life.

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether a former career as an elite athlete protects from hypertension in later life. We hypothesized that vigorous physical activity during young adulthood protects against hypertension later in life. METHODS The study population (n = 3440) consists of 2037 former male elite athletes and 1403 matched controls… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000601

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