Football players face the risk of a variety of injuries in the sport.  But there is another potential health risk for football players: the connection between body type and the risk of experiencing a potentially fatal heart problem.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

New research this week shows that when it comes to football players and heart disease, size does matter.  The 'American Journal of Cardiology' reported that the largest NFL players have a higher risk of dying from heart disease or stroke.

Defensive lineman showed the biggest risk - a 42% higher chance of cardiovascular disease than the average man.  The findings add to evidence that players' big bodies can be a long term health liability.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.