Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and mortality: the Finnish twin cohort.

  title={Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and mortality: the Finnish twin cohort.},
  author={Urho M Kujala and Jaakko M Kaprio and Seppo S Sarna and Markku Koskenvuo},
  volume={279 6},
CONTEXT Physical activity and fitness are believed to reduce premature mortality, but whether genetic factors modify this effect is not known. OBJECTIVE To investigate leisure physical activity and mortality with respect to familial aggregation of health habits during childhood and factors that may enable some individuals to achieve higher levels of fitness. DESIGN Prospective twin cohort study. SETTING Finland. SUBJECTS In 1975, at baseline, 7925 healthy men and 7977 healthy women of… CONTINUE READING


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