Fit Young Men Have Fewer Heart Attacks Later

January 8, 2014 2:01 PM

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Fit Young Men Have Fewer Heart Attacks Later

Being fit during the transition from the teenage years into adulthood may protect against heart disease decades later, a Swedish cohort study suggested.

Men who had lower aerobic fitness levels when they were examined before entering mandatory military service at age 18 were more likely to have a myocardial infarction (MI) during a median follow-up of 34 years (P<0.001 for trend), according to Peter Nordstrom, MD, PhD, of Umea University in Sweden, ...

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