Posted by: Endurimil
To be honest these articles are more about creating fear using a small segment of the athletic population. Reality is majority of us age grouper athletes will never reach the weekly and yearly activity level and volume they do. So while it is concerning that this is happening to the the high performance small percentage of athletes for the majority of us all it does is create fear. And also increases the chances of those who are trying to be active of becoming less because they are afraid.
Reality is a lot of death in the age grouper crowd come from another source. Which ironically barely see mention of it anywhere.
Food and beverages.
I am not so sure about the creation of fear, heart-attacks and risks of heart related diseases are real, I think reality is a little more complex than this. It generates traffic for the other site, people talk about it, people maybe start to think and adapt their lifestyle or training, and voila, more care is going to be taken.
I have no data to support the theory that in untrained or "pastime athletes" the risk of heart issues is present and a danger as well. Maybe that is a task for Syncro?