alexa Physical inactivity as a risk factor for coronary heart disease: a WHO and International Society and Federation of Cardiology position statement.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Bijnen FC, Caspersen CJ, Mosterd WL

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Abstract Coronary heart disease is responsible for a considerable amount of the morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases in industrialized countries. Many countries have therefore adopted prevention policies designed to reduce the prevalence of three of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease--high serum cholesterol, smoking, and high blood pressure. Physical inactivity is, however, also an important risk factor for developing coronary heart disease. This article presents a position statement by WHO and the International Society and Federation of Cardiology on physical inactivity and coronary heart disease.
This article was published in Bull World Health Organ and referenced in Journal of Metabolic Syndrome

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