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01 February 2011

Sports team losses can increase cardiac death

A study reveals that if your sports team loses, this can be associated with increased death rates in both men and women, and in older individuals.

A new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology reveals that a sports team loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates in both men and women, and in older individuals.

Sports fans and heart attacks

Results show that the Los Angeles Super Bowl loss of 1980 increased total and cardiac deaths in both men and women, and triggered more death in older than younger patients. In contrast, there was a trend for a Super Bowl win to reduce death more frequently in older people and in women.

 
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