Study shows a simple blood test can predict cardiorespiratory fitness – VUMC News – VUMC Reporter

June 12, 2024

A simple blood test known as a proteomic profile can predict a patient’s cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and those with the most fitness can reduce their risk of mortality by 50%, a Vanderbilt-led study recently found.

Exercise has long been associated with better health outcomes across a variety of organs and disease states. Ascertaining CRF has traditionally required some form of a stress test or exercise test — procedures that require specialized equipment and several technicians to complete. vumc