How Much Exercise Do I Need: Researcher Walks Back Running Claim

April 8, 2015 2:09 PM

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A health researcher is walking back his claim that strenuous exercise places runners at equal risk of death as people who don’t exercise at all, after the study received widespread media attention.

The researchers should have presented the result as a possibility rather than a concrete finding, study lead author Peter Schnohr told the BBC. “We should have said we suspect that it is so, but we can’t say for sure. Everybody makes some mistakes in papers,” he said.

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