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Fitness In Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Obese men who had the highest aerobic fitness as teens enjoyed a 60 percent lower risk of heart attack compared with obese men who had the least fitness. However, obese men with high aerobic fitness did have a higher risk of heart attack than lean men with little aerobic fitness. While the study found an association between aerobic fitness and chances of heart trouble, it did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship. The findings emphasize the need for improved physical fitness among young people, said Dr. Stephen Daniels, chairman of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a spokesman for the American Heart Association. "Even though the diseases we see are fitness news diseases of http://angeliqueceliadreams.beeplog.com/292167_2579397.htm older adults, it's increasingly clear that where people are in childhood and adolescence is critically important," Daniels said.
Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/hearthealth/HealthDay683648_20140108_Fitness_in_Teen_Years_May_Guard_Against_Heart_Trouble_Later.html

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