Soccer training reduces the risk of several diseases in elderly men

A new scientific study shows that long-term recreational soccer training produces a number of marked improvements in health profile for 63-75 year old untrained men - including a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. The research project was carried out at the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at Copenhagen University, and the findings have just been published in the international journal PLOS ONE.


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Soccer preserves muscle mass. The training also had a positive effect on muscle mass; ©