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Study: Too much exercise could be deadly

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COLUMBIA (WACH)- Scientists now say too much exercise may kill you.

Researchers compared twenty-five year exercise patterns of more than three thousand white and african american men.

They found white men who exercised more than seven and a half hours a week were significantly more likely to experience a buildup of plaque in their arteries by the time they reached middle age.

They did not find that link in african american men.

The findings appear in the journal "Mayo Clinic Proceedings."

Study authors emphasize this doesn't mean you should stop exercising but the buildup found is a significant warning sign for developing heart disease.

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