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Roller Coasters Can Pose Dangers for Some Riders

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Roller Coasters Can Pose Dangers for Some Riders

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Roller Coasters Can Pose Dangers for Some Riders

Roller Coasters Can Pose Dangers for Some Riders

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The thrill of roller coasters lies in the heart-pounding terror, but all that pounding might not be so good for you. A medical study done in Germany examined the heart rates of healthy people as they rode a roller coaster. They rocketed to 200 beats per minute, a potential danger for those with a heart condition. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, Yale University Medical School professor and a columnist for the online magazine Slate, speaks with host Alex Cohen about the roller coaster study.