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Swimming, aerobics, and racquet sports are linked to lowest risk of cardiovascular death

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6435 (Published 30 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6435
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics seem to be the best forms of exercise for reducing the risk of death from heart disease and stroke, research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found.1

The researchers analysed data from the Health Survey for England and the Scottish Health survey from 1994 to 2008. The cohort included 80 306 adults with an average age of 52, of whom 54% were women. Overall, 44% of the participants met the national guidelines on physical activity. The participants were asked …

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