Overweight & Obesity

Exercise boosts obese kids' heart health

(HealthDay)—When obese kids get moving, their cardiovascular health quickly improves even if they don't lose weight, a new review finds.

Health

Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study ...

Neuroscience

Train your heart to protect your mind

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Lower IQ in teen years increase risk of early-onset dementia

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ more often suffer from dementia before the age of 60. This is shown in a recent study encompassing more than one million Swedish men.

Cardiology

Direct fitness measures better predict cardiometabolic risk

(HealthDay)—Directly measured fitness is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk than self-reported physical activity level, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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