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Study looks at physical activity levels in chronic disease patients

UK researchers found that adults with any chronic disease engaged in three minutes less vigorous activity and 61 minutes less moderate activity each week, compared with those without chronic disease. The findings in the International Journal of Epidemiology, based on 96,706 individuals, ages at least 40, showed that those with cardiovascular diseases had the lowest vigorous activity at 23.1 minutes/week, while those with mental health disorders had the lowest moderate activity at 559 minutes/week, compared with 27 minutes/week and 705.1 minutes/week among those without chronic disease, respectively.

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