Cyclists have reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds

These findings come from a study of over a million people's medical data

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Cycling reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) has found.

After accessing medical databases containing data of over a million individuals, they found that any form of cycling seems to be associated with a lower CVD risk.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.