Harvard Heart Letter

Exercise may help outrun a family risk for heart disease

Research we’re watching Staying physically fit helps lower your risk of heart disease — even if the condition runs in your family, a new study finds. Researchers relied on data from nearly half a million middle-aged and older adults in the United Kingdom. Over the six-year study, people with high levels of grip strength, self-reported physical activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness (as measured by a stationary bike test) were less likely than others to…

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