|
|
|
|
|
6th Jamadi-us-Sani 1436 | Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Health

Olympians live 3 years longer, says study

Monday, 17 December 2012
Comments(0)
Sydney, December 17:

The Olympians live longer, nearly three years longer, than the general population, regardless of the country of origin, the category of medals or specific sport, a study said.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne compared life expectancy among 15,174 Olympic athletes who won medals between 1896 and 2010 with general population groups matched by country, age, sex, and year of birth.

All medalists lived an average of 2.8 years longer - a significant survival advantage over the general population in eight out of the nine countries studied, the British Medical Journal reports.

Gold, silver and bronze medalists enjoyed roughly the same survival advantage, as did medallists in both endurance and mixed sports, according to a Melbourne statement.

Medallists in power sports, such as gymnastics and tennis, had a smaller but still significant advantage over the general population. Philip Clarke, professor at Melbourne, said the study was not designed to determine why Olympic athletes live longer.

"There are many possible explanations, including genetic factors, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, and the wealth and status that come from international sporting glory," he said.

"Perhaps the one thing those of us who do not make the Olympic team can do to increase our life expectancy is to undertake regular exercise. This has been shown to decrease the risk of big killers like type-2 diabetes."

----IANS

Latest News

Sharif assures support to Saudi king over ...

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz that he will soon send a high-level delegation to Riyadh to ...

State Government wants to make the youths ...

Govt. of Telangana wants to make Minority youths self sufficient by providing them training opportunities for self employments. Govt. is pro ...

Maulana Kareemuddin Kamal is nominated mas...

Telangana State Hajj Committee nominated Maulana Kareemuddin Kamal Saberi as the master trainer to impart training to the Hajj pilgrims of 2 ...

Related News

3 glasses of booze per day may cause liver cancer

If you are a regular drinker, you might want to put that gas down, as new study has revealed that c ...

High school seniors increasingly getting hooked onto 'Hookahs'

Though there may be a decline in cigarette smoking, a new study had claimed that now hookah has bec ...

Micropacemaker to treat foetus with heart block

In a first, researchers have designed a fully implantable micropacemaker for use in a foetus with co ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26360 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you support Newzealand for what it would be its first World Cup final win?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com