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    University of Illinois graduate student Marc Cook and his colleagues found that young African-American men experienced more cardiovascular benefits from weight training than Caucasian men of the same age.

    University of Illinois graduate student Marc Cook and his colleagues found that young African-American men experienced more cardiovascular benefits from weight training than Caucasian men of the same age.

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      University of Illinois graduate student Marc Cook and his colleagues found that young African-American men experienced more cardiovascular benefits from weight training than Caucasian men of the same age.

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      University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Jeffrey Woods, a co-author on the study, explores the use of exercise as an adjunct therapy for disease.

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      Bo Fernhall, the dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who led the study, said further research is needed to understand all of the cardiovascular differences between African-Americans and Caucasians.

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