Published in Heart Disease Weekly, October 19th, 2003
Researchers know that physical activity can reduce the risk of hypertension and heart disease, which are both risk factors for stroke. But it has been unclear if physical activity can directly alter stroke risk, said lead author Chong Do Lee, EdD, department of sports and exercise sciences at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
Researchers pooled data from 23 international epidemiologic studies published between 1966 and 2002 to examine the overall association between physical activity and the incidence of stroke and stroke...
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