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Exercise May Offer Men Protection From Age-Related High Cholesterol

According to Reuters, research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that men may be able to delay the onset of age-related high cholesterol and lower their risk for heart disease by getting plenty of aerobic exercise. Researchers analyzed data from more than 11,000 men over 26 years, and the better they performed on fitness tests, the more likely they were to have lower overall cholesterol levels and lower LDL cholesterol levels. Men with low fitness levels started experiencing abnormal cholesterol levels before age 40. There were limitations in this study, but the evidence supports previous research that shows the benefits of physical activity in preventing age-related illnesses.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.