It’s Not Your Genes!

Physical activity and fitness are associated with a lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). A recent study looked at whether the reduced risk was associated with a better genetic fitness profile.

The researchers followed 23,016 initially healthy women, recording their leisure time physical activity. They determined genetic profile for endurance, muscle strength, VO2Max (maximum oxygen uptake or aerobic capacity), and overall fitness.

The conclusion:

Genes associated with physical fitness did not change the association between physical activity and CHD risk. ACSM

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