Sports Fans In The ER - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/11/06

Sports Fans In The ER

Sports fans can be so passionate, but is it worth a trip to the emergency room to fight for your favorite team? A three year study from the University of Maryland followed 800 sporting events and compared the timing of those to the number of men who came into the ER.

They found that visits by men to emergency departments increased significantly in the hours following televised sporting events. In fact, researchers say there were about fifty-percent more men who checked in for emergencies just after professional football games ended.

The also study suggests if the adrenaline is already turned up high during a game, men should not risk their health by waiting to see the final results but instead turn away and find something else to do or, as the study says, it could be the last game men ever see.

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