Midlife ﬁtness cuts strokes
THE FITTER people are when they reach middle age, the less likely they are to suffer a later-in-life stroke, according to US re- search out last month. The findings, published in a journal of the American Heart Association, are based on a study of nearly 20,000 adults aged 45 to 50. The individuals, 79 per cent of whom were men and 90 per cent were white, were sub- jected to tests to meas- ure their heart and lung exercise capacity. They were subsequently ranked as having either a high, middle or low level of fitness. The study determined that those…
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