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In Patients with Family History of Heart Disease, Higher Fitness Strongly Protective

The American Journal of Medicine recently published a study about the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and the risk of incident coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality, hypothesizing an inverse relationship similar to those without a family history of coronary heart disease. The study, which included 57,999 patients from the Henry Ford Exercise Testing (FIT) project, showed that higher cardiorespiratory fitness was strongly protective in all patients regardless of family history, highlighting the benefits of regular exercise for those with a family history of heart disease. See abstract below.

The American Journal of Medicine:

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