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Surprising Things Found At Athlete Death Scenes

Athletes just live longer than the rest of us couch potatoes, right? It's a logical assumption to make, and studies have actually found that it's ... complicated. One study published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living wanted to look at the difference in life expectancy between healthy, active, but relatively ordinary people and Olympic athletes. They actually found that there was a point where the kind of training needed to compete at an elite level seemed to actually shorten life spans...

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    Things Found At Athlete Death Scenes

    Things Found At Athlete Death Scenes

    Athletes just live longer than the rest of us couch potatoes, right? It's a logical assumption to make, and studies have actually found that it's ... complicated. One study published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living wanted to look at the difference in life expectancy between healthy, active, but relatively ordinary people and Olympic athletes. They actually found that there was a point where the kind of training needed to compete at an elite level seemed to actually shorten life spans...…

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