Is exercise helpful for those with genetic CVD risk?

Study shows benefits of a strong grip, activity and fitness

When heart disease runs in the family, regular exercise may be the best defence.

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This is the main message from a study of half a million middle-aged people that investigated the little-known effects of exercise on people with a genetic risk of cardiovascular disease.

The research shows that greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are all associated with reduced risk of MI and stroke, even among people with a genetic predisposition to heart disease.

The authors found that among people