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This study was a review of other large studies and found that runners live on average 3 years longer than non-runners. The data was adjusted for lifestyle factors including CVD, smoking, overweight/obesity, heart health, diabetes, high cholesterol and more.
The greatest benefit, a 43% lower risk of death, was found from in runners who also engaged in other forms of physical activity.
The increased longevity among runners is similar to that observed in other, more broadly categorized types of physical activity.