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Being fit throughout life brings benefits in older age, study finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3257 (Published 10 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3257
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Being fitter in midlife is associated with a lower risk of stroke after age 65, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.1

The researchers used data from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, which included 19 815 Medicare patients in Dallas, Texas, who were followed …

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