Physical activity and stroke risk: a meta-analysis.

@article{Lee2003PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and stroke risk: a meta-analysis.},
  author={C. Lee and A. Folsom and S. Blair},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={
          2475-81
        }
}
  • C. Lee, A. Folsom, S. Blair
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Stroke
  • BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Whether physical activity reduces stroke risk remains controversial. We used a meta-analysis to examine the overall association between physical activity or cardiorespiratory fitness and stroke incidence or mortality. METHODS We searched MEDLINE from 1966 to 2002 and identified 23 studies (18 cohort and 5 case-control) that met inclusion criteria. We estimated the overall relative risk (RR) of stroke incidence or mortality for highly and moderately active individuals… CONTINUE READING
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