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Active adults live longer

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7641 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7641

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A new study has confirmed that active people live substantially longer than inactive ones. Even moderate exercise, equivalent to 75 minutes of brisk walking each week, was associated with 1.8 (95% CI 1.6 to 2.0) extra years of life in pooled analyses from six prospective cohorts. Adults reporting twice as …

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