09 June 2011

Silent strokes less common in fit people

Adults who partake in moderate to vigorous exercise - equivalent to swimming or biking more than once per week - are 40% less likely to experience an asymptomatic stroke.

People who participate in vigorous activity are less likely to experience "silent" strokes, new study findings report.

He and his colleagues found that people who engaged in less vigorous exercise - perhaps doing vigorous activity less frequently, or sticking with low-impact exercise such as golfing or bowling - were no less likely to experience asymptomatic cerebral infarcts.


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