Physical activity and coronary heart disease: A brief update and population view (part I)

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Abstract

The possible role of physical activity in the prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) is summarized based on observations from anthropology, physiology, and clinical and population studies. The evidence suggests that habitual physical activity is importantly involved in the control and prevention of elevated cardiovascular risk factors, which in turn suggests that the health importance of physical activity is greater than might be inferred from its degree of association with individual and population CHD risk. From this synthesis, a rationale and strategy are developed for preventive practice and public health policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-113
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1983

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