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Framingham: Exercise lessens cardiometabolic risk of poor diet

Key clinical point: Physical activity appears to protect against metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older adults with an unhealthy diet.

Major finding: Getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week mitigates the cardiometabolic risks associated with a poor diet.

Study details: This was a cross-sectional study of 2,379 middle-aged participants in the Framingham Third Generation Study and 1,180 older participants in the Framingham Offspring Study.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding his study, supported by Boston University.


Lee J. AHA 2019, Abstract RF244.