Fitness delays dyslipidaemia

HIGHER levels of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay the development of dyslipidaemia, a study suggests. 

A prospective longitudinal study followed 11,400 American men who did not have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, cardiovascular disease or cancer between 1970 and 2006.

The men, aged between 20 and 90, received an average of 3–4 health examinations during that time. In general, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and non-HDL-cholesterol gradually increased up to the age of mid-40s or early 50s and