Running and Mortality: Is More Actually Worse?

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2016-04-01
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Lee, Duck-Chul
Lee, Duck-Chul
Lavie, Carl
Sui, Xuemei
Blair, Steven
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In follow-up to our recent state-of-the-art review on running published in the November 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 1 we have additional data regarding the relationship of high-dose running with prognosis. Clearly, observational studies have recently reported that leisure-time running provides mortality benefits. However, the dose-response relationship between running and mortality has been increasingly debated, specifically whether more running is better or worse.

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<p>This accepted Letter to Editor was published as 70. Lee DC, Lavie CJ, Sui X, Blair SN. Running and mortality: Is more actually worse? Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(4):534-541. Doi: <a target="_blank">10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.01.013</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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