Only extreme sitting linked to increased heart disease risk
Jul20

Only extreme sitting linked to increased heart disease risk

Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time – more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or heart disease-related death. Compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, more than 10 hours of...

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Low heart risk in middle age tied to less disability in later years
Jul11

Low heart risk in middle age tied to less disability in later years

People with few or no heart disease risk factors when they’re in their 40s are less likely to have trouble with activities of daily living in old age, a recent study suggests. Some of the strategies used to prevent heart problems, like eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, might also help prevent disability later on, the study team writes in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. High body mass index...

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