18YO: Exercise Capacity & Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease & Arrhythmia


Research Paper Title

Exercise Capacity and Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease and Arrhythmia in 1.1 Million Young Swedish Men: Cohort Study.

Study Question

Is exercise capacity and muscle strength at age 18 years related to an increased risk of vascular disease and arrhythmia?

Summary Answer

High exercise capacity and muscle strength in late adolescence were independently and jointly associated with lower long term risk of vascular disease.

What Is Known and What This Paper Adds

High exercise capacity and muscle strength have been associated with lower risk of vascular disease and mortality, but exercise could increase the risk of arrhythmia. In this study, higher exercise capacity and muscle strength in late adolescence were independently and jointly associated with lower risk of vascular disease, but exercise capacity had a U shaped association with arrhythmia.

Reference

Andersen, K., Rasmussen, F. Held, C., Neovius, M., Tynelius, P. & Sundstrom, J. (2015) Exercise Capacity and Muscle Strength and Risk of Vascular Disease and Arrhythmia in 1.1 Million Young Swedish Men: Cohort Study. BMJ 2015;351:h4543.

Advertisements

Please feel free to leave a Reply or ask a Question.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s