Increased Fitness Level Fights Metabolic Syndrome

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Moderate and higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with a significantly lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome in adults, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including excess body weight, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and high fasting glucose levels.