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NFL players show heart abnormalities decades after retiring from football: Players with the largest body size at highest risk; researchers urge close monitoring

NFL players show heart abnormalities decades after retiring from football: Players with the largest body size at highest risk; researchers urge close monitoring

While elite athletes are often at peak fitness, they are not immune to -- and may even face a higher risk for -- potentially detrimental heart conditions later in life. Former National Football League (NFL) players, particularly those with larger body sizes, were found to have heart abnormalities specifically associated with high blood pressure in a recent study.

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