Physical fitness and activity as separate heart disease risk factors: a meta-analysis.

  title={Physical fitness and activity as separate heart disease risk factors: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Paul T. Williams},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={33 5},
OBJECTIVE Public health policies for physical activity presume that the greatest health benefits are achieved by increasing physical activity among the least active. This presumption is based largely on studies of cardiorespiratory fitness. To assess whether studies of cardiorespiratory fitness are germane to physical activity guidelines, we compared the dose-response relationships between cardiovascular disease endpoints with leisure-time physical activity and fitness from published studies… CONTINUE READING
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