Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study

April 8, 2015 6:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests.

"The observation that endurance running ability is connected to reproductive potential in men suggests that women in our hunter-gatherer past were able to observe running as a signal for a good breeding partner," study lead author Dr. Danny Longman, from the University of Cambridge in England, said ...

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