Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease among older adults

Sho Jen Cheng, Huei Kung Yu, Yu Chi Chen, Chun Yen Chen, Wei Chung Lien, Po Yi Yang, Gwo Chi Hu

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Abstract

Summary Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a leading cause of mortality and morbidity especially among the elder people, and therefore the need of effective preventive strategies is imperative. Despite limited data among the elderly people, the majority of published studies have demonstrated that physically active elderly people have lower rates of CVD. In this article, we provide an overview of the epidemiology studies that investigate this association and analyze the relevant underlying biological mechanisms. We also discuss the types and amounts of physical activity recommended for the primary prevention of CVD in older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gerontology
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiovascular Diseases
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Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • cardiovascular
  • elderly
  • exercise
  • physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease among older adults. / Cheng, Sho Jen; Yu, Huei Kung; Chen, Yu Chi; Chen, Chun Yen; Lien, Wei Chung; Yang, Po Yi; Hu, Gwo Chi.

In: International Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.09.2013, p. 133-136.

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Cheng, Sho Jen ; Yu, Huei Kung ; Chen, Yu Chi ; Chen, Chun Yen ; Lien, Wei Chung ; Yang, Po Yi ; Hu, Gwo Chi. / Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease among older adults. In: International Journal of Gerontology. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 133-136.
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