Baseball players outlive most of us, but some positions are better than others | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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As the authors point out, this makes a lot of sense. Ball players get regular physical exercise and tend to eat pretty well, if only because they're fed by the clubhouse a lot, so we'd expect them to die of ailments related to weight and physical fitness less. But while the broad category of cancer has lower death rates, there are a couple specific cancers that MLB pros are more likely to get than average: lip, oral cavity, and pharnyx cancer (that's all one group), as well as blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Neither of those elevated...
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