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Exercise linked to irregular heart rhythm

Endurance exercise interferes with normal heart rhythm and may make it more likely you’ll need a pacemaker later in life,according to a team from the British Heart Foundation.

The BHF team found strenuous exercise in mice triggers molecular changes in part of the heart that generates natural beating rhythm.

The findings may explain why elite athletes have low resting heart rates and a higher risk of heart rhythm disturbances.

However, the Foundation experts emphasised the benefits of exercise still outweigh the risks.

Read more at Nature Communications

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