Harvard Heart Letter

Midlife fitness linked to less dementia later in life

Research we’re watching High cardiovascular fitness during middle age may lower the likelihood of dementia late in life, according to a decades-long study. For the study, researchers asked 191 middle-aged women to ride an exercise bike until they were exhausted. They then grouped the women according to their peak cardiovascular capacity. Just 40 women met the criteria for high fitness, while 92 were in the medium category, and 59 were in the low…

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