Physical fitness in young adults born preterm

  • Tikanmaki M
  • Tammelin T
  • Sipola-Leppänen M
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BACKGROUND: Young adults born preterm have higher levels of cardiometabolic risk factors than their term-born peers. Muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness have important cardiometabolic and other health benefits. We assessed muscular, cardiorespiratory, and self-rated fitness in preterm-born young adults. Methods: We studied unimpaired participants of the ESTER (Ennenaikainen syntymä ja aikuisiän terveys [Preterm Birth and Early-Life Programming of Adult Health and Disease]) birth cohort study at age 23.3 (SD: 1.2) years: 139 born early preterm (EPT;

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  • Adult; Cohort Studies; Exercise; Female; Finland;
  • Newborn; Male; Physical Fitness; Premature Birth;
  • adult; cohort analysis; exercise; female; Finland;

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  • M.a b Tikanmaki

  • T.c Tammelin

  • M.a b d Sipola-Leppänen

  • N.a e Kaseva

  • H.-M.a b Matinolli

  • S.a b f Miettola

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