Desk-bound lifestyle correlates to doubled mortality risk

Sitting lifestyle for 20 years is associated with a 2 times threat of death as compared to according to another study.

“Our findings imply that to get the most health benefits of physical activity concerning protection against early all-cause and cardiovascular death, you have to continue being physically active,” said the study’s author Trine Moholdt in the Norwegian University.

This analysis aimed to assess how changes in physical activity over 22 years were related to all causes and cardiovascular disease.

The HUNT study invited all inhabitants of Norway aged to participate in 2006-2008 and 1984-1986, 1995-1997.

In three time points, people were asked about their frequency and duration of the activity.

The study utilized the data in the third and first surveys.

A total of 23,146 men and women were included in the analysis. Physical activity was categorised as inactive high and less than two hours a week –2 or more hours per week.

Until the end of 2013 with the Cause of Death Registry activity data were linked to data on deaths.

The danger of death in each action group was compared to reference group–those who reported a high level of exercise through both polls.

Compared to the reference category, people who had been inactive in both 1984-1986 and 2006-2008 had a 2-fold higher chance of all-cause departure and 2.7-fold increased chance of dying from cardiovascular disease.

Those with moderate activity at both points had 60 percent and 90 percent increased risks of cardiovascular and all-cause disease when compared with the reference group.

“Our data indicate that you can compensate for a formerly inactive lifestyle and the sooner you get active, the more quickly you will see positive results,” explained Moholdt.

The study was presented at the ESC Congress 2019 in Paris.

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