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Aug 22, 2018

Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk

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A new study showed physical activity might lower cardiovascular disease risk by improving blood vessel function.


Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The results from increased physical were found to be particularly good among women.

Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for and premature death from cardiovascular disease. Physical activity’s protective effect is likely due in part to its impact on biomarkers in the blood that help predict atherosclerosis risk.

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