Intensity of physical activity related to incidence of hypertension and all-cause mortality: an epidemiological view.

@article{Paffenbarger1997IntensityOP,
  title={Intensity of physical activity related to incidence of hypertension and all-cause mortality: an epidemiological view.},
  author={Paffenbarger and Lee},
  journal={Blood pressure monitoring},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={115-123}
}
BACKGROUND: Physical activity, obesity, and other personal characteristics predispose subjects to hypertension and premature mortality. We investigated the quantity and intensity of energy expenditure required to deter hypertension and to prevent premature death. METHODS: Harvard College alumni had returned questionnaires on their health habits and health status in the l960s, in 1977, and in 1988. We computed incidence rates of hypertension and all cause mortality rates, standardized for age… CONTINUE READING

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