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Men who walk 1-2 hours per day had a 37% lower risk of stroke than those walking 25 minutes or less
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Men who walked 1-2 hours per day (8-14 hours per week) had a 37% lower risk of stroke over the next 11 years compared to men who walked 0-30 minutes a day (0-3 hours per week) according to a new study.
“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 men
The study followed 3435 ambulatory men free from cardiovascular disease and heart failure in 1998 to 2000 and followed them 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
University College London
Rowland Hill St, London NW3 2PF, United Kingdom
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