Exercise may outrun strong family risk for heart disease
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Action Points Note that this large, observational study found that exercise (both aerobic and resistance) was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Be aware that these findings held in individuals with and without a genetic predisposition to heart disease. Action Points Note that this large, observational study found that exercise (both aerobic and resistance) was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Be aware that these findings held in individuals with and without a genetic predisposition to heart disease. Action Points Note that this large, observational study found that exercise (both aerobic and resistance) was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Be aware that these findings held in individuals with and without a genetic predisposition to heart disease.

People with an elevated genetic risk for developing heart disease appear to derive the same cardiovascular benefit from exercise as the general population, according to a study involving data from the UK Biobank project.

Greater hand grip strength, increased physical activity, and better cardiovascular fitness were all associated with reduced heart attack and stroke risk in people with and without genetic predispositions for heart disease in an

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