The MRI scans showed

The MRI scans showed, although cardiac chambers were not enlarged, heart disease .tricular mass in the marathon is significantly higher than in the general population. LVM is the weight of the muscle of the left ventricle, the main chamber of the heart. Marathon runners marathon runners had an average weight of 141 grams of LVM compared to a normal weight of about 77, said, ‘The change in the heart mass, how the body reacts to the endurance training,’Sandner. ‘In some runners, it may also be an early sign of heart disease. ‘.

The study, at the University Hospital in Essen, Germany , 110 male volunteers conducted at ages 50 to 72 are involved in, were all of whom at least five marathons completed in the last three years. The endurance athletes had no current symptoms or known history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

Sponsors include The Franklin Institute and of University of Delaware position of Provost and this College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Del. Biotechnology Institute, IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence and experimental work program for the Competitive Research stimulates . Awards week symposium of Cephalon from Cephalon.