Marathon running and immunity to atherosclerosis.

  • Thomas Bassler
  • Published 1977 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences


This is an interim report of an on-going study of deaths in 42-km men. The absence of fatal ASCVD in these athletes can not be construed as evidence for the protective role of exercise alone. The ability to run 42 km depends on many factors. Exercise is only one. Avoiding tobacco is another. Dietary factors also play a role. It has not been feasible to… (More)


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