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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Games medallist defies medical warning in return to medal rostrum

Commonwealth Games cycling silver medallist Hayden Roulston defied his doctors to win the New Zealand road title, two months after being told he has a life-threatening heart condition.

The 25-year-old claimed he was "100 percent cured" but refused to reveal details of his treatment.

Roulston was told by his cardiologist two months ago to quit riding after he was diagnosed with the incurable heart disease arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia.
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Gary Moller comments:
In my earlier article, I expressed confidence that a change of diet and lifestyle could bring about a resolution of this cyclist's "incurable condition". Hayden has demonstrated the benefits of nutritional strategies for managing health problems. For this, he has done us all a service. But; I do not entirely approve of his actions.
As they say: "one swallow does not make a summer" and so it is premature for Hayden, or anybody else to announce a 100% cure. I still stand by my recommendations that a cautious approach be taken, including a graduated build back to competition over a year. Whoever is advising or treating him should insist on this.
There is no need for haste.
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