Physical activity, physical fitness, and Framingham 10-year risk score: the cross-cultural activity participation study.

@article{Lamonte2001PhysicalAP,
  title={Physical activity, physical fitness, and Framingham 10-year risk score: the cross-cultural activity participation study.},
  author={Michael J. Lamonte and John Larry Durstine and Cheryl L. Addy and Melinda L. Irwin and Barbara E. Ainsworth},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={63-70}
}
PURPOSE Although physical activity and physical fitness are inversely and causally associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality, available equations for estimating CHD risk do not include scores for activity or fitness. Therefore, this study evaluated the association of physical fitness and moderate-intensity physical activity with the 10-year Framingham CHD risk estimate. METHODS Cross-sectional analyses were performed on data from 137 healthy middle-aged women (53.9… CONTINUE READING