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January 3, 2001

Disease-Specific Mortality Among Elite Athletes

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(1):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.39

To the Editor: Studies on the long-term survival of athletes have yielded conflicting results.1,2 We investigated whether the mortality rates of elite athletes varies by participation in different types of sports and how they differ from those of the general population.

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