"That extra six years of longevity running has been shown to confer? That benefit may disappear beyond 30 miles of running a week, suggests recent research."
Normann Stadler's name is spelled "Standler" in the article. Using an iron man triathlete to back up a theory regarding 30 miles per week is absurd.
Lap short wrote:
???? Crazy article
The thing is that there is a growing number of studies that show a connection between marathon/high-mileage and heart conditions and other health effects. Here's a different one published in the AHA Journal "Circulation" that they didn't mention and which involves arterial stiffness (a known risk factor for CHD) and marathon runners:
Taco Truck wrote:
"The O'Keefe study has been thoughtfully rebutted here: http://www.runnersworld.com/he...ises-again"
RW did not debunk anything. The writer, Alex Hutchinson, has zero understanding of how research is done. I'm surprised they even let him publish this article. Then again it is a popular magazine for the masses. Anybody who took the most basic course in statistics will tell you the Cox regression was properly used. All of these types of studies, including those that showed positive benefits of running, control for "other" variables. That is how you extract the independent effect of the variable in question. This is the standard practice in any of these studies.
Alex Hutchinson is an idiot who must felt brilliant for a second. This is why internet breeds stupidity. One idiot writes and others morons chime in.