Longevity of soccer players: an investigation of all German internationals from 1908 to 2006.

@article{Kuss2011LongevityOS,
  title={Longevity of soccer players: an investigation of all German internationals from 1908 to 2006.},
  author={Oliver Kuss and A. Kluttig and Karin Halina Greiser},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={e260-5}
}
Leisure-time physical activity is associated with better health and a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. It is unclear if this association is also present with a high level of physical activity as it is found in professional athletes. In a population-based retrospective cohort study, we compared the survival experience of all soccer players participating for Germany in international matches between 1908 and 2006 to that of the general population. To summarize survival experience, we… CONTINUE READING
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