publication . Other literature type . Article . 1980

VIGOROUS EXERCISE IN LEISURE-TIME: PROTECTION AGAINST CORONARY HEART DISEASE

J.N. Morris; R. Pollard; M.G. Everitt; S.P.W. Chave; A.M. Semmence;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1980
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract 1138 first clinical episodes of coronary heart disease (CHD) in 17 944 middle-aged male office workers in the Civil Service are reported. Men who engaged in vigorous sports, keep-fit, and the like during an initial survey in 1968-70 had an incidence of CHD in the next 81/2 years somewhat less than half that of their colleagues who recorded no vigorous exercise. The CHD rates of men who took such vigorous exercise were lower in both fatal and non-fatal clinical manifestations, though more so in fatal; throughout the age-range studied, though more striking in later middle age and early old age; and in all other sub-groups examined, including men with a fa...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: cardiovascular diseasesfood and beverages
free text keywords: General Medicine
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