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Olympians Hanging Up Cleats Risk Drug Addict-Like Ills
Research shows intensive exercise is as addictive as heroin, putting retiring Olympians at risk of depression. A third of elite athletes have an unhealthy preoccupation with training, scientists in Melbourne found in a study published in March. And the biological mechanisms of this so-called exercise dependence tend to mimic those involved in drug addiction, researchers at Tufts University in Boston said

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Olympians Hanging Up Cleats Risk Drug Addict-Like Ills

Research shows intensive exercise is as addictive as heroin, putting retiring Olympians at risk of depression. A third of elite athletes have an unhealthy preoccupation with training, scientists in Melbourne found in a study published in March. And the biological mechanisms of this so-called exercise dependence tend to mimic those involved in drug addiction, researchers at Tufts University in Boston said


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    when all you’ve known is training and performance and then more training and then more performance, not training and...
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    The dangers of being an elite athlete..
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    Interesting but not surprising.
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