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In this study I investigate the affects that running has on reducing the risk of some health problems I am doing this because I run about 40 to 60 miles per week and my family has a history of health problems For instance my grandfather suffered a heart attack and he also had cancer when he was about the age of 50 Furthermore my grandfather on my dads side of the family has also had triple bi-pass heart surgery from a heart attack he has had recently Here I present information from some sources that talk about the affects that running has on reducing health risks My sources agree that running and some other aerobic exercises reduce the risk of Diabetes diverticular disease heart decease several types of cancer and even common sicknesses like a cold One source agrees that running reduces the risk of diabetes Jim Harmon writes in Sports Illustrated about Bruce Leonard a marathoner with a masters degree in public health Bruce Leonard went to study the Zuni Indian tribe This tribe has had a bad history of diabetes until they started to run Leonard said After the Zuni tribe started running many Zuni were able to reduce or eliminate their diabetes medication5 My research also reveled that diverticular disease can be reduced in men that run For instance Marty Munson and Teresa Yeykal writes in the article Outrun trouble which says guys who racked up the most ours doing vigorous exercise reduced their risks of diverticular decease by a third38 They also say its good advice to make your lifestyle to consume high fiber38 I found that running can also reduce the risk of heart disease The article Run for your life talks about Mitchell H Whaley the director of adult physical fitness program at Ball State University He analyzed data collected from a group of men which included runners Mitchell Whaley found that individuals with low aerobic capacity have a
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