Research Roundup

July 2011 Issue

Research Roundup: July 2011

Researchers investigated the impact of weight and fitness levels on mortality among 855 coronary artery disease patients at Mayo Clinic from 1993 to 2007. Compared with a control group of normal-weight/high-fitness subjects, normal-weight/low-fitness subjects were nearly 10 times more likely to die, while overweight/high fitness subjects were only twice as likely to die. Both low fitness and central obesity were associated with increased mortality.

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