Physical Activity and Coronary Heart Disease

  • Samuel M. FoxIII

Abstract

Physical inactivity, permitted or encouraged by mechanization within this century, is often mentioned as one of the factors contributing to the reported major increase in the morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease in many developed countries. Although not as extensively investigated as elevated blood pressure, serum lipids and smoking within the prospective population studies that have provided the basis for the concept of a multifactorial etiology for coronary heart disease, there are many reports that suggest that physical inactivity is important and an increase in habitual physical activity will contribute to a preventive approach.

Keywords

Cholesterol Sugar Ischemia Chrome Carbohydrate 

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