Protective Effect of Time Spent Walking on Risk of Stroke in Older Men

STROKEAHA: November 14, 2013

Background and Purpose—Older adults have the highest risks of stroke and the lowest physical activity levels. It is important to quantify how walking (the predominant form of physical activity in older age) is associated with stroke.

Methods—A total of 4252 men from a UK population-based cohort reported usual physical activity (regular walking, cycling, recreational activity, and sport) in 1998 to 2000. Nurses took fasting blood samples and made anthropometric measurements. Read More