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Just Walk to reduce the chances of Cardiovascular Death by more than Half, claims Research

A recent study has suggested that moderate physical activities, like walking and cycling provide the benefit of reducing chances of cardiovascular death in people over the age of 65 by more than 50 percent.

The study provided further evidence that older adults with physically activity have lower risk of heart diseases, strokes, and death from any cardiovascular disease. The University of Oulu in Finland conducted the research.

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The research assessed the relation between leisure time physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk and mortality.  As a matter of fact, 2,456 men and women aged 65 to 74 years participated in the event.

Participants performed moderate level physical activities for at least four hours a week.

The research classified high levels of physical activity into recreational sports for at least three hours a week.

The research involved a median follow-up for 11.8 years. Only 197 participants died from cardiovascular diseases and only 416 had a first cardiovascular disease event.

According to TOI report, the researchers concluded that 31 per cent and 45 per cent reduced risk of an acute cardiovascular event as it was observed in people with moderate and high leisure time physical activity respectively. Moderate and high leisure time physical activity reduced cardiovascular disease mortality by 54 per cent and 66 per cent respectively.

In Rome, the European Society of Cardiology Congress presented the findings in 2016.

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