Exercise and Heart Disease: From Cavemen to Current Controversies

Reed, Justy; Buck, Sarah; Gronbech, C. Eric
April 2009
Illinois Journal for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Da;Spring2009, Vol. 63, p4
Academic Journal
The article reviews the evidence relating to physical activity and coronary heart disease (CHD). It highlights the often-neglected influence of physical inactivity on the development of CHD and discusses the literature on the fit or fat debate. Also, it defines CHD as a condition in which changes in one or more of the coronary arteries results in inadequate blood flow to the heart. It states that obesity is a risk factor for CHD because of its link to physical activity.


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