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Moderate physical activity in older adults is not associated with reduced cardiovascular events

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3639 (Published 30 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3639
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A moderately intensive physical activity programme for older people was not associated with reduced cardiovascular events, a randomised controlled trial published in JAMA Cardiology has found.1

The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) study included 1635 sedentary men and women aged 70 to 89 who were functionally limited but able to walk 400 m. The cohort had a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors at baseline, …

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