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Cardiovascular Health

Fit but unhealthy? UBC study finds hidden heart disease risk in athletes

Fit but unhealthy? UBC study finds hidden heart disease risk in athletes

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You might be fit as a fiddle, but new research from the University of British Columbia has found that a killer daily Fitbit score could actually be hiding some serious health issues.A new study, published in the BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine journal has found that even high performing athletes aren’t immune to cardiovascular disease as they age.What’s more, they often don’t show any symptoms.Mark Sampson, a seasoned hockey player, is one of the athletes who participated in the study. READ MORE: The business of being healthy — don’t rely on willpower: UBC professor What researchers found in him and some of his teammates came as a surprise.“Some high blood pressure, some high cholesterol and it really kinda brought an awareness to the state we