HERITAGE Family Study

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Regular exercise and patterns of response across multiple cardiometabolic traits: The HERITAGE Family Study

This paper investigated whether high responsiveness or low responsiveness to exercise
training aggregates in the same individuals across seven cardiometabolic traits. Only one individual had universally high or low responses for all seven cardiometabolic traits. Almost half (49%) of the cohort had at least one high response and one low response across the seven traits. Interindividual variation in exercise responses was evident in all the traits we investigated, and responsiveness did not aggregate consistently in the same individuals.

Citation: Barber JL, Ruiz-Ramie JJ, Robbins JM, Gerszten RE, Leon AS, Rao DC, Skinner JS, Bouchard C, Sarzynski MA. Regular exercise and patterns of response across multiple cardiometabolic traits: The HERITAGE Family Study. Br J Sports Med (in press). PMID: 33619128

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