Harvard Heart Letter

Fitness in midlife may fend off strokes later

Research we’re watching The more fit you are in your mid-to-late 40s, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, according to a study published online June 9, 2016, by the journal Stroke. The study relied on data from treadmill fitness tests collected from 1999 to 2009 on nearly 20,000 people (mostly men) who were ages 45 to 50 at the time. Researchers classified them into three groups (low,…

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