The result of study about the impact of daily physical activity on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiolog in October 2022.
Physical activity data were collected in the UK-Biobank through triaxial accelerometer over a 7-day measurement period.
The study included 86 657 individuals (58% female, mean age: 61.6 [SD: 7.8] years, mean BMI: 26.6 [4.5] kg/m2). Over a follow-up period of 6 years, 3707 incident CVD events were reported. Overall, participants with a tendency of late morning physical activity had a lower risk of incident coronary artery disease (HR: 0.84, 95%CI: 0.77, 0.92) and stroke (HR: 0.83, 95%CI: 0.70, 0.98) compared to participants with a midday pattern of physical activity. These effects were more pronounced in women (P-value for interaction = 0.001).
Irrespective of total physical activity, morning physical activity was associated with lower risks of incident cardiovascular diseases.