Thursday, December 17, 2015

Youth fitness reduces middle age death risk

A recently-published study in the JAMA Internal Medicine shows that fitness in youth may reduce the risk of heart-related death in middle age.
The study included nearly 5,000 adults who were between 18 and 30 in the mid-1980s when they completed baseline treadmill tests. Over 26 years, data showed that higher levels of fitness and improvement in fitness early in adulthood are associated with lower risks for heart disease and mortality.

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