Elixír-e a testedzés?

Translated title of the contribution: Is physical activity an Elixir?

Gyöngyvér Lacza, Zsolt Radák*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 21th 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.

Translated title of the contributionIs physical activity an Elixir?
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)764-768
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • cancer
  • exercise
  • heart and cardiovascular diseases
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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