Running and the Heart 9

Running and the Heart 9



Figures 8 and 9. The relationship between the rate of daily exercise and various health problems. These images show not only a reduction in cardiovascular deaths, but also interestingly in cancer-related deaths and in all causes of death. There appears to be a dose-response relationship where increasing amounts of activity appear to confer a larger survival advantage for the above major causes of death. Both images from Wen CP, Wai JP, Tsai MK, et al. Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2011;378:1244–53.




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