Want to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease? According to a new report, Pushups can help.
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Researchers from Harvard T.H. Recently, the Chang Health School conducted a study published at JAMA Network Open to determine the relationship between spikes and heart disease that can lead to heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. From 2000 to 201
During the 10 year assessment, there were 37 cases of cardiovascular disease. All events, except for one, occurred in men who completed 40 or less pushups at the beginning of the study.
After further analysis, scientists estimated that men who could do more than 40 push-ups had a 96% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease. events compared to those who could make less than 10.
"Our data confirm that pushup power can be a simple, cost-free method to help assess the risk of cardiovascular disease in virtually any environment," said the first author Justin Yang in a statement.
In addition, the pushup power was more strongly associated with a lower frequency of cardiovascular disease than the execution of a treadmill.
The team noted some restrictions. They rated only middle-aged men, so the results may differ for women and men of other ages. Nevertheless, they believe their findings are strong.
"This study," said senior author Stefanos Cales, "emphasizes the importance of physical fitness for health and why clinicians should evaluate fitness during clinical meetings."
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