Leisure-Time Physical Activity Reduces Total and Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence in Older Adults

26 Dec 2016Noël C. Barengo PhD, Riitta Antikainen PhD, Katja Borodulin PhD, Kennet Harald MSc, Pekka Jousilahti PhD

Baseline leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) reduces the risk of total and CVD mortality and incident CVD events in older adults independently of the major known CVD risk factors. The protective effect of LTPA is dose dependent.

Cohort Study
10 effects
20 years
2456 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-57.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-47.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-36.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-72.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-58.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-71.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Heart Attack (Myocard...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-35.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction - ACS) Cardiovascular outcome
Decreased risk of Heart Attack (Myocard...
Cardiovascular system

High evidence
-50.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-40.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Stroke Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-61.0%