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Orv Hetil. 2013 May 19;154(20):764-8. doi: 10.1556/OH.2013.29616.

[Is physical activity an elixir?].

[Article in Hungarian; Abstract available in Hungarian from the publisher]

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Semmelweis Egyetem Testnevelési és Sporttudományi Kar Budapest Alkotás út 44. 1123.


in English, Hungarian

Physical exercise has systemic effects, and it can regulate all the organs. The relative maximal aerobic oxygen uptake (VO2max) could have been important in the evolution of humans, since higher VO2max meant better hunting abilities for the Stone Age man. However, it appears that high level of VO2max is also important today, in the 21st century to prevent cardiovascular diseases, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. High level of VO2max is not just preventive against a wide spectrum of diseases, but it associated with better function of many organs. Relevant data suggest that high level of VO2max is a key factor in prevention of diseases and survival even at the modern civilized world.

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