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Weight training may cut the risk of heart attacks, suggests new research

eople appear to gain this benefit whether or not they also engage in frequent aerobic exercise.

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Fitness Care  |  Healthcare

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

exercise, health, FITNESS

Despite the muscle-building, flab-trimming and, according to recent research, mood-boosting benefits of lifting weights, such resistance exercise has generally been thought not to contribute much to heart health, as endurance workouts like jogging and cycling do. But a study published in October in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise provides evidence for the first time that even a little weight training might reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:38 IST