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Men who walk 3 hours per day had a 64% lower risk of stroke than those walking 25 minutes or less
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Men who walked 3 hours or more per day (22 hours per week) had a 64% lower risk of stroke during an 11 year follow-up than men who walked 0-25 minutes per day (0-3 hours per week) according to a study from the United Kingdom.
“Time spent walking was associated with reduced risk of onset of stroke in dose-response fashion, independent of walking pace,” the authors of the study concluded. “Walking could form an important part of stroke-prevention strategies in older people.”
Subjects: 3435 ambulatory men free from cardiovascular disease and heart failure
The study involved 3435 ambulatory men free from cardiovascular disease and heart failure in 1998 to 2000 who were followed for 11 years.
Jefferis BJ, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, and Wannamethee SG. Protective effect of time spent walking on risk of stroke in older men. Stroke, 2014 Jan; 45(1): 194-199.
Author’s Contact Info
Barbara J. Jefferis, PhD
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL
Rowland Hill St
London NW3 2PF, United Kingdom
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