Physical activity, obesity, weight change, and risk of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

@article{Huxley2014PhysicalAO,
  title={Physical activity, obesity, weight change, and risk of atrial fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.},
  author={Rachel R Huxley and Jeffrey R. Misialek and Shruti Agarwal and Laura R. Loehr and Elsayed Z Soliman and Lin Chen and Alvaro Alonso},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={620-5}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) has previously been suggested to attenuate the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) conferred by excess body weight and weight gain. We prospectively examined the relationship between body size, weight change, and level of PA in a biracial cohort of middle-aged men and women. METHODS AND RESULTS Baseline characteristics on risk factor levels were obtained on 14 219 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. AF incidence was ascertained from… CONTINUE READING

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