Diabetes Health in The News: Walking Briskly Helps Reduce Heart Disease-Related Death

According to new research, those who briskly walk while commuting or exercising are at a much lower risk of death related to heart disease. Those who walk at a brisk pace will gain more benefits to their cardiovascular system, especially those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Researchers from the University of Leicester examined information gathered from middle-aged adults. These adults were spilt into slow walkers and fast walkers. This information came from a study done by UK Biobank between 2006 and 2010 and included data on almost 500,000 people. The end analysis showed that those who walked briskly were much less likely to die from complicated related to heart disease. Slow walkers, on the other hand, were twice as likely to face premature death.

Cofounding factors, including drinking, smoking, diet, and exercise, were accounted for. Even in those who did have one of these factors present, brisk walking cuts back on some of the risk of heart disease.


These findings were published in the European Heart Journal on August 31, 2017.

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