The benefits of physical fitness extend to those at high genetic risk of CVD.
A study in the U.K. followed almost 500,000 adults for an average of 6 years. At baseline participant's physical fitness was determined by a variety of tests. Researchers found patients with high cardiovascular fitness had a 49% lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared with those who had low fitness--even when they carried a high genetic risk for CVD.
PositiveTip: Maintain a high level of physical fitness to compensate for genetic risks of CVD!