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Football training reduces the risk of disease in elderly men

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RESEARCH

A new scientific study shows that long-term recreational football training produces a number of marked improvements in health profile for 63-75 year old untrained men – including a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

The research project was carried out at the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at Copenhagen University, and the findings have just been published in the international journal PLOS ONE.

The study shows that regular participation in recreational football improved the health, physical fitness and muscle function of the 63-75 year old men in the study, and significantly reduced body weight.

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