Hypertension in master endurance athletes.

  title={Hypertension in master endurance athletes.},
  author={Miika Hernelahti and Urho M Kujala and Jaakko M Kaprio and Jaana K. Karjalainen and Seppo S Sarna},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={16 11},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether long-term very vigorous endurance training prevents hypertension. DESIGN Cohort study of master orienteering runners and controls. SETTING Finland. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In 1995, a health questionnaire was completed by 264 male orienteering runners (response rate 90.4%) who had been top-ranked in competitions among men aged 35-59 years in 1984, and by 388 similarly aged male controls (response rate 87.1%) who were healthy at the age of 20 years and free of… CONTINUE READING

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