Effects of leisure-time physical activity and ventilatory function on risk for stroke in men: the Reykjavík Study.

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Title:
Effects of leisure-time physical activity and ventilatory function on risk for stroke in men: the Reykjavík Study.
Authors:
Agnarsson, U; Thorgeirsson, G; Sigvaldason, H; Sigfusson, N
Citation:
Ann. Intern. Med. 1999, 130(12):987-90
Issue Date:
15-Jun-1999
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of illness, death, and health expenditures. Leisure-time physical activity may reduce the risk for stroke. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of leisure-time physical activity and pulmonary function with risk for stroke. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Reykjavík, Iceland. PARTICIPANTS: 4484 men 45 to 80 years of age followed for a mean (+/-SD) of 10.6 +/- 3.6 years. MEASUREMENTS: Patients underwent physical examination, blood sampling, and spirometry and completed a questionnaire about health and exercise. Computerized hospital records were used to identify strokes, and the Icelandic National Registry was used to identify deaths. RESULTS: New stroke developed in 249 men (5.6%) (hemorrhagic stroke in 44 [18%] and ischemic stroke in 205 [82%]). In a multivariable hazard analysis that controlled for known risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, leisure-time physical activity maintained after 40 years of age was associated with a reduced risk for stroke (relative risk, 0.69 [CI, 0.47 to 1.01] for total stroke and 0.62 [CI, 0.40 to 0.97] for ischemic stroke). Risk for stroke increased with diminished ventilatory function (FVC or FEV1) (relative risk, 1.9 [CI, 1.06 to 3.25] for the lowest compared with the highest quintile). CONCLUSION: Middle-aged men who participate in leisure-time physical activity and have good pulmonary function seem to have a lower risk for stroke than men who are not active or have diminished pulmonary function.
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dc.contributor.authorAgnarsson, U-
dc.contributor.authorThorgeirsson, G-
dc.contributor.authorSigvaldason, H-
dc.contributor.authorSigfusson, N-
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-13T11:01:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-13T11:01:57Z-
dc.date.issued1999-06-15-
dc.date.submitted2009-01-13-
dc.identifier.citationAnn. Intern. Med. 1999, 130(12):987-90en
dc.identifier.issn0003-4819-
dc.identifier.pmid10383369-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/47355-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of illness, death, and health expenditures. Leisure-time physical activity may reduce the risk for stroke. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of leisure-time physical activity and pulmonary function with risk for stroke. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Reykjavík, Iceland. PARTICIPANTS: 4484 men 45 to 80 years of age followed for a mean (+/-SD) of 10.6 +/- 3.6 years. MEASUREMENTS: Patients underwent physical examination, blood sampling, and spirometry and completed a questionnaire about health and exercise. Computerized hospital records were used to identify strokes, and the Icelandic National Registry was used to identify deaths. RESULTS: New stroke developed in 249 men (5.6%) (hemorrhagic stroke in 44 [18%] and ischemic stroke in 205 [82%]). In a multivariable hazard analysis that controlled for known risk factors for cerebrovascular disease, leisure-time physical activity maintained after 40 years of age was associated with a reduced risk for stroke (relative risk, 0.69 [CI, 0.47 to 1.01] for total stroke and 0.62 [CI, 0.40 to 0.97] for ischemic stroke). Risk for stroke increased with diminished ventilatory function (FVC or FEV1) (relative risk, 1.9 [CI, 1.06 to 3.25] for the lowest compared with the highest quintile). CONCLUSION: Middle-aged men who participate in leisure-time physical activity and have good pulmonary function seem to have a lower risk for stroke than men who are not active or have diminished pulmonary function.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicineen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.annals.org/cgi/content/abstract/130/12/987en
dc.subject.meshCerebrovascular Disordersen
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.meshForced Expiratory Volumeen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLeisure Activitiesen
dc.subject.meshLungen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSpirometryen
dc.subject.meshVital Capacityen
dc.titleEffects of leisure-time physical activity and ventilatory function on risk for stroke in men: the Reykjavík Study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1539-3704-
dc.contributor.departmentIcelandic Heart Association and the National University Hospital, Reykjavík.en
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of internal medicineen

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