More Leisure Physical Activity Tied to Lower Heart Failure Risk

Higher leisure time physical activity is associated with a lower risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in Circulation: Heart Failure. Kasper Andersen, M.D., Ph.D., from Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, and colleagues evaluated responses to a questionnaire of lifestyle factors and medical history for 39,805 individuals without baseline heart failure in 1997. They assessed the total and direct effects of self-reported total and leisure-time physical activity on the risk of heart failure of any cause and heart failure of non-ischemic origin. Read More