World Cup Fans at Risk From Football Mania

From heart attacks to alterations in sex drive, studies show FIFA World Cup will have a direct impact on passionate football fans' health.

updated: May 19, 2014 11:25 IST
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Paris: If the TV commercials piggybacking on the World Cup are to be believed, watching a football match is fun, healthy and sociable.

Slim young men and women spring up from the sofa like gazelles to celebrate a goal. If they lose, they commiserate peacefully with a rueful shrug. And, of course, they only consume alcohol and food in modest, balanced proportions.

Reality, as you may have guessed, is rather different from the Never Land of television ads. (Adjoining image is for representational purpose only)

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