Natural selection to sports, later physical activity habits, and coronary heart disease.

@article{Kujala2000NaturalST,
  title={Natural selection to sports, later physical activity habits, and coronary heart disease.},
  author={Urho M Kujala and Seppo S Sarna and Jaakko A Kaprio and Heikki Olavi Tikkanen and Markku Koskenvuo},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={
          445-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the associations between natural selection to sports at a young age, continuity of physical activity, and occurrence of coronary heart disease. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Finland. PARTICIPANTS Former top level male athletes participating at a young age (1920-1965) in different types of sport (endurance (n = 166), power speed (n = 235), "other" (n = 834)) and controls healthy at the age of 20 years (n = 743). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Data on the… CONTINUE READING

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