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Exercise can make someone less healthy says a new study.The US study comprising researchers from a number of institutions looked at over 1500 people and their reactions to vigorous exercise, finding that at least 10 per cent of the participants suffered worse health afterwards.
According to the New York Times, the study found that in those 10 per cent some experience high blood pressure.
The researchers studied how 1,687 people reacted to rigorous exercise. They found that 10 per cent of the participants got worse, based on one or more measures of heart disease, including blood pressure and levels of insulin and HDL cholesterol. In fact, 7 per cent got worse on at least two measures.
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“There are a lot of people out there looking for any excuse not to exercise,” William Haskell, emeritus professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research centre told the New York Times.
“This might be an excuse for them to say, ‘Oh, I must be one of those 10 per cent.’ “
It is still unclear as to why some of the participants got worse.
Researchers said, according to Gizmodo, that the study should be no excuse not to exercise.
The costs still outweigh the benefits.
The study was published in the journal PloS One.
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