How Exercise Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) assessed a variety of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and exercise levels in over 27,000 women in the Women's Health Study and found their risk of CVD events decreased with higher levels of physical activity - a result that was substantially mediated by known risk factors such as inflammatory/hemostatic factors and blood pressure. These findings appear in the November 6, 2007 print issue of Circulation.

"Regular physical activity is enormously beneficial in preventing heart attack and stroke," said Samia Mora, MD, lead author of the study and an attending physician in the Divisions of Preventive and Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH.

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