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Vascular health in athletes

Interview with Prof. Martin Halle, Director of the Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine, Technical University Munich, Germany

"Sports are good for your health", as the saying goes. Regular exercise promotes the health of our blood vessels and prevents vascular diseases. However, many years of competitive sports can also have negative effects on vascular health and increase the risk of myocardial infarction.


Photo: Smiling man with glasses and brown suit - Prof. Martin Halle; Copyright: TU München

Prof. Martin Halle; ©TU München

Photo: Rugby players; Copyright: Bowden

Even athletes are not immune to heart attacks. However, overall they have a significantly lower risk to suffer one versus people who don’t exercise at all; © Alison Bowden

Graphic: Human circulation during jogging; Copyright: Kaulitzki

Too much physical training can damage the vascular health; © Sebastian Kaulitzki

Photo: Michalina Chrzanowska; Copyright: B. Frommann

©B. Frommann