29 Jul '14, 5pm

#Science Running, Mortality, and Statistics: The same data is good news or bad news for runners,

There's a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , from a multi-institution group led by Duck-chul Lee at Iowa State, that's making the rounds today. The main message, as the accompanying press release puts it: "Running 5 minutes daily can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease-related death. " This message – that even relatively small doses of running can have big health implications – is a welcome and important one. But there's another reason I find the study very interesting: as Amby Burfoot points out in his RW article on the new study , the data in this study is the exact same data that was presented in abstract (i.e. non-peer-reviewed) form at a conference two years ago, at which time it was seen as smoking-gun evidence that running more than about 20 miles a week would actually negate any health benefits associated with running. That spin is n...

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