Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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.
Urho M. Kujala, Heikki O. Tikkanen, Seppo Sarna, Eero Pukkala, Jaakko Kaprio, Markku Koskenvuo. Disease-Specific Mortality Among Elite Athletes. JAMA. 2001;285(1):44–45. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.39