Jan 8, 2014 5:47 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Staying physically fit as a teen could prevent serious health problems later in life.
A new Swedish study found men who were more aerobically fit during late adolescence were less likely to have a heart attack 30 to 40 years later.
Researchers say that reduced risk occurred regardless of the man's body mass index as a teenager.
However, fitness didn't fully compensate for being overweight or obese later in life.
Men who were fit but overweight had a significantly higher risk of heart attack than unfit, lean men.
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