Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease among older adults

  • S.-J. C
  • H.-K. Y
  • Y.-C. C
  • et al.
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Summary Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a leading cause of mortality and morbidity especially among the elder people, and therefore the need of effective preventive strategies is imperative. Despite limited data among the elderly people, the majority of published studies have demonstrated that physically active elderly people have lower rates of CVD. In this article, we provide an overview of the epidemiology studies that investigate this association and analyze the relevant underlying biological mechanisms. We also discuss the types and amounts of physical activity recommended for the primary prevention of CVD in older adults. © 2013, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency & Critical Care Medicine. Published by Elsevier Taiwan LLC. All rights reserved.




S.-J., C., H.-K., Y., Y.-C., C., C.-Y., C., W.-C., L., & P.-Y., Y. (2013). Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease among older adults. International Journal of Gerontology. G.-C. Hu, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 10449, Taiwan (Republic of China). E-mail: Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd (3 Killiney Road, 08-01, Winsland House I, Singapore 239519, Singapore). Retrieved from

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