Low Fitness Level in Young Age Can Increase Risk of Hypertension
- 10 Months ago
Could your levels of physical activity and fitness as a young adult affect your risk of developing high blood pressure later in life?
To answer that question, 4,618 men and women between 18 and 30 years old were recruited for a long-term study of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Study volunteers completed a treadmill test and a physical activity questionnaire when the study began. In addition, their overall health was assessed at six follow-up appointments over 20 years.