Physical inactivity as a risk factor for coronary heart disease
Read Online

Physical inactivity as a risk factor for coronary heart disease a WHO and International Society and Federation of Cardiology position statement by F. C. H. Bijnen

  • 997 Want to read
  • ·
  • 60 Currently reading

Published by WHO in Geneva .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Photocopy of: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 72, no. 1, (1994), pp.1-4.

Other titlesBulletin of the World Health Organization.
StatementF. C. H. Bijnen, C. J. Caspersen, & W. L. Mosterd.
ContributionsCaspersen, C. J., Mosterd, W. L., World Health Organization., International Society and Federation of Cardiology.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17141720M

Download Physical inactivity as a risk factor for coronary heart disease


  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide. Because regular physical activity (PA) independently decreases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) while also having a positive, dose-related impact on other cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, it has increasingly become a focus of CHD prevention. Current guidelines recommend 30 min of moderate Cited by: from coronary heart disease. 34 35 Risk factor: physical inactivity 8 “Take a stroll after meals and you won’t have to go to the medicine shop.” Ancient Chinese proverb Industrialization, urbanization and mechanized transport have reduced physical activity, even in developing countries, so that currently more than 60% of the. Physical inactivity (insufficient physical activity) is one of the leading risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and death worldwide. To individuals, the failure to enjoy adequate levels of physical activity increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes by 20–30% and shortens lifespan by 3–5 years.   The excess health risk associated with physical inactivity ranged across ethnicities from 43% to 73% for combined heart disease and stroke. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate found that the percentage of Americans who are physically inactive ranges from 17% to 48%, depending on the state or territory where they live.

Physical inactivity or being sedentary is when you don’t move your body for long periods of time. This can include sitting or lying on the sofa watching TV, and sitting at a desk or computer. Being physically active doesn’t mean you need to join a gym or run a marathon. It can include things. Physical Inactivity as a Risk Factor-Independent risk factor for coronary heart disease-Relative risk of CHD is similar to other risk factors-High population attributable risk (due to large number of inactive individuals --> if more people were active, prevalence of CHD would decrease). This report provides further information on physical inactivity as a risk factor for disease burden in Australia. It updates and extends the findings from the ABDS to include a revised list of diseases linked to physical inactivity, updated estimates of their association, and a broader definition of physical . Which list includes only primary risk factors for heart disease? A. obesity, smoking, and c-reactive protein (CRP) B. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and stress C. physical inactivity, stress, and high cholesterol D. physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking.

Vigorous exercise in leisure‐time and the incidence of coronary heart‐disease. Lancet. ; – Crossref Medline Google Scholar; 5 Sattelmair J, Pertman J, Ding EL, Kohl HW, Haskell W, Lee IM. Dose response between physical activity and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta‐analysis. Circulation. ; – Link.   The first part of this article will review the pathophysiology and risk factors of coronary heart disease and the preoperative and postoperative pulmonary complications. physical inactivity.   Physical activity (PA) is an independent and protective risk factor associated with reduced cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality (odds ratio, ; p ; ), and inactivity accounts for % of the population-attributable risk for acute myocardial infarction (MI) and 6% of coronary heart disease (CHD) case,s with an estimated Physical Activity Reduces Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors. When done regularly, moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity can lower your risk for CHD. CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside your coronary arteries. These arteries supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood.