Vigorous exercise in leisure-time: protection against coronary heart disease.

@article{Morris1980VigorousEI,
  title={Vigorous exercise in leisure-time: protection against coronary heart disease.},
  author={Jerry Morris and M G Everitt and Richard Pollard and S P Chave and Adrian M. Semmence},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1980},
  volume={2 8206},
  pages={1207-10}
}
1138 first clinical episodes of coronary heart disease (CHD) in 17 944 middle-aged male office workers in the Civil Service are reported. Men who engaged in vigorous sports, keep-fit, and the like during an initial survey in 1968-70 had an incidence of CHD in the next 8 1/2 years somewhat less than half that of their colleagues who recorded no vigorous exercise. The CHD rates of men who took such vigorous exercise were lower in both fatal and non-fatal clinical manifestations, though more so in… CONTINUE READING