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Moderate physical activity linked with 50% reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 agosto 2016

cardiology congress-2016Rome, Italy – 27 Aug 2016 Fiera di Roma (Ingresso Nord, Via Portuense 1645/1647): Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50% reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today.1 The 12 year study in nearly 2500 adults aged 65 to 74 years found that moderate physical activity reduced the risk of an acute cardiovascular event by more than 30%. High levels of physical activity led to greater risk reductions.“The role of physical activity in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people of working age is well established,” said Professor Riitta Antikainen, professor of geriatrics at the University of Oulu, Finland. “But relatively little is known about the effect of regular physical activity on CVD risk in older people.”The present study assessed the association between leisure time physical activity and CVD risk and mortality in 2456 men and women aged 65 to 74 years who were enrolled into the National FINRISK Study between 1997 and 2007.Baseline data collection included self-administered questionnaires on physical activity and other health related behaviour, clinical measurements (blood pressure, weight and height), and laboratory measurements including serum nuova-fiera-di-romacholesterol. Participants were followed up until the end of 2013. Deaths were recorded from the National Causes of Death Register and incident CVD events (coronary heart disease and stroke) were collected from the National Hospital Discharge register.The researchers classified self-reported physical activity as:
• Low: reading, watching TV or working in the household without much physical activity.
• Moderate: walking, cycling or practising other forms of light exercise (fishing, gardening, hunting) at least four hours per week.
• High: recreational sports (for example running, jogging, skiing, gymnastics, swimming, ball games or heavy gardening) or intense training or sports competitions at least three hours a week.
During a median follow-up of 11.8 years, 197 participants died from CVD and 416 had a first CVD event.

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