Study: Few athletes develop heart issues related to COVID-19

Less than 1% of them developed cardiac injury, compared to 7% of the overall population.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2021, 11:40 AM

Updated 1,143 days ago

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A new study suggests physical fitness might protect the hearts of COVID-19 patients.
Researchers looked at 800 professional athletes who tested positive for the virus.
Less than 1% of them developed cardiac injury, compared to 7% of the overall population.
Researchers studied athletes who were mostly men averaging about 25 years old.
The study was published in the Jama Cardiology Journal.


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