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No red flags

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No exercise, not even sports, is insurance against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in middle-age adults. A new study conducted at the University of British Columbia, Canada, says that symptoms of CVD may not show up in fit middle-aged people, which is why regular check-ups with your doctor are a must. The study followed 798 master athletes aged 35 years and older who engaged in some form of physical activity three days a week. The results showed that despite any symptoms, 11 per cent of them had significant CVD and 10 of them suffered from severe coronary artery disease. So, stop waiting for symptoms like breathlessness and chest pain before you see a doctor, especially if you have a family history of CVD. The findings of the study were published in journal BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine.

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
December 2018