Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Running 'can slow ageing process'

Running on a regular basis can slow the effects of ageing, a study by US researchers shows.

Running not only appeared to slow the rate of heart and artery related deaths, but was also associated with fewer early deaths from cancer, neurological disease, infections and other causes.

And there was no evidence that runners were more likely to suffer osteoarthritis or need total knee replacements than non-runners - something scientists have feared.

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