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More Long-Term Aerobic Fitness Benefits

28
May

More Long-Term Aerobic Fitness Benefits

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA

New research adds to growing evidence that current cardiovascular fitness levels affect heart disease risks as far ahead as 9 years in the future. “Even among people who seem to be healthy, the top 25% of the most fit individuals actually have only half as high a risk [of heart disease] as the least fit 25%,” said principal investigator Bjarne Nes, PhD, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

The study appeared in the European Heart Journal (2018; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eh708).