Study title and authors:
Effects of walking on mortality among nonsmoking retired men
Hakim AA, Petrovitch H, Burchfiel CM, Ross GW, Rodriguez BL, White LR, Yano K, Curb JD, Abbott RD.
Division of Biostatistics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville 22908, USA.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199801083380204#t=abstract
The study found:
(a) The men who walked less than one mile per day had twice the death rate of the men who walked more than two miles per day.
(b) The men who walked less than one mile per day had over three times the incidence of heart disease than the men who walked more than two miles per day.
(c) The men who walked less than one mile per day had over two and a half times the incidence of cancer than the men who walked more than two miles per day.
To conclude: The findings of the study indicate that regular walking is associated with a lower overall mortality rate for elder men. Encouraging elderly people to walk may benefit their health.
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• 1/2 t basil leaves
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