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Teen fitness is linked to reduced risk of myocardial infarction in later life, Swedish study finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g69 (Published 08 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g69
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A large cohort study has found a graded association in men between aerobic fitness in late adolescence and myocardial infarction several decades later.1

The study, published in the European Heart Journal, analysed data from 743 498 Swedish men who underwent a medical examination at the age of 18, when they were conscripted into the army, between 1969 and 1984. At that time the men’s aerobic fitness and muscle strength were measured. …

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