A study in JAMA Cardiology that included 487,334 adults with no history of cardiovascular disease found every four metabolic equivalent of task hours over usual physical activity levels was linked to a 6% reduced risk of major vascular events, a 9% lower risk of major coronary events, a 5% reduced risk of ischemic stroke and a 12% decreased likelihood of CVD death. Results were similar for men and women but weaker in people with hypertension.
Higher exercise levels reduce CVD risks, study says
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