By The Financial Gazette
TRAINING for and completing a marathon improves the health of a new runner’s arteries, cutting about four years off their “vascular age”, a study suggests.
For most people, the benefits of taking up exercise far outweigh any risk.
Researchers from Barts and University College London tested 138 novice runners attempting the London Marathon. Over six months of training, their arteries regained some youthful elasticity, which should reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
And their blood pres...
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