Study: Too much exercise can lead to death, especially for white men

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Study: Too much exercise can kill you. Tamala Edwards reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on October 18, 2017.

CHICAGO -- Working out is good for your health, but it turns out too much exercise might kill you, especially if you are a white man.

Several institutions, including researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois - Chicago, discovered very active white men are 86 percent more likely to experience a buildup of plaque.

This study involved more than 3,000 men and women of different races, followed for 25 years.

They found if a white man worked out for at least seven and a half hours a week, he was nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.

Researchers did not see a spike in other participants.

They think high levels of exercise over time causes stress on the arteries.

To read more on the research, click here.