Fitness and fatness as predictors of mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease in men and women in the lipid research clinics study.

@article{Stevens2002FitnessAF,
  title={Fitness and fatness as predictors of mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease in men and women in the lipid research clinics study.},
  author={June Stevens and Jianwen Cai and Kelly R Evenson and Ratna Thomas},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={156 9},
  pages={832-41}
}
The relative size of the effects of fitness and fatness on longevity has been studied in only one cohort. The authors examined this issue using data from 2,506 women and 2,860 men in the Lipid Research Clinics Study. The mean age was 46.6 years in women and 45.1 years in men at baseline (1972-1976). Fitness was assessed using a treadmill test, and fatness was assessed as body mass index calculated from measured height and weight. Participants were followed for vital status through 1998. Hazard… CONTINUE READING
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