Women Marathon Runners Have Less Artery Plaque: Study

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[HealthDay News, November 15, 2011] Elite female marathon runners have less coronary artery plaque than their male counterparts and sedentary women, a new study finds.

A recent Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation study found that elite male marathoner runners may have more coronary artery plaque than men who aren't physically active, so the investigators decided to see if the same was true in women.

Robert Schwartz, MD, an interventional cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital presented the study at the American Heart Association conference in Orlando, Fla. Read the entire article here.

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