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    Walking 30-60 minutes per day associated with 11% lower risk of stroke


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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:13 pm Email this article

    Men who walked 30- 60 minutes per day (3-7 hours per week) had an 11% 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

    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.

    Reference

    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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