Childhood Fitness Reduces Risk of Adult

Childhood Fitness Reduces Risk of Adult Metabolic Syndrome.

According to #health experts, nearly one quarter of adults currently suffer from metabolic syndrome, which places them at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 #diabetes. In a new study, investigators found that children with the highest muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power) at ages 9-15 years had an 80% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome in adulthood than those with lower #muscular #fitness levels during #childhood.

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, September 2016

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