March 17, 2010

Retired NFL players’ arteries may not be so healthy


Despite all their hard work on the field, retired National Football League players may be facing the same health problems that plague obese men who stick to watching the game…


"We see these guys as supermen, they are the pinnacle of health," said Dr. R. Todd Hurst of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. "But those same things that make them invincible on the field also put them at risk when they stop playing."


Reuters, by Frederik Joelving, 3/16/2010

Tags: Dr. R. Todd Hurst, Mayo Clinic Arizona, NFL players

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