Fitness in Middle-age Reduces Risk of Dementia

Researchers at the Cooper Institute report that individuals in the highest quintile of cardiorespiratory fitness at age 50 had a 36% lower risk of dementia after age 65 when compared to those in the lowest fitness group. This finding is based on an analysis of almost 20,000 individuals. While this study did not prove that fitness…

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A Walk a Day May Keep Breast Cancer Away

Ladies, here is more evidence that physical activity may prevent breast cancer. A prospective study conducted at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas examined 14,811 women aged 20 to 83 years old with no history of breast cancer. At the beginning of the study each subject received a maximal exercise test to determine their cardiorespiratory…

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