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Moderate fitness lowers risk of death for men with high blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. To understand the results of a new study that uses METs (metabolic equivalents) to measure exercise capacity, a co-author explained that the peak MET level of a sedentary 50-year-old is about five to six METs, a moderately fit individual is approximately seven to nine METS, and a highly fit person measures at about 10-12 METs.

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