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Higher fitness level reduced hypertension risk

December 17, 2014

People with high fitness levels may be less likely to have or develop hypertension, regardless of baseline risk factors, according to new findings.

Researchers analyzed the association between fitness and hypertension in 57,284 participants from the Henry Ford Exercise Testing (FIT) Project, which was conducted between 1991 and 2009. The participants’ mean age was 53 years, 49% were women and 29% were black.

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