Swimmers are immortal!

I always thought that the risk of dying for men and women across all income and educational levels was 100 percent, but apparently it’s only half of that for white, well-educated, higher-income males who swim, at least according to a University of South Carolina study funded in part by the National Swimming Pool Foundation:

New Study Reveals Swimming Can Cut Men’s Risk of Dying in Half
Research shows swimming may be the prescription for longevity Colorado Springs, Colo./February 2, 2009 A new study shows that swimming cuts men’s risk of dying by about 50% compared to runners, walkers and sedentary peers.

Okay, I am taking this out of context to some extent, but it still looks funny. Slightly more information can be found here.

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