Athletes in good shape could be candidates for heart problems.
Researchers at Canterbury Christ Church University say playing sports like soccer, rugby, or mixed sports can cause irregular heartbeat risk — versus — endurance sports like running or rowing.
The study was conducted from 1990 to 2020, with more than 70-thousand participants.
The risk of atrial fibrillation for some athletes was two-and-a-half times higher, compared to non-athletes.
The study was published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine.“