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|Title: ||Associations of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular-disease mortality: a cohort study of 80,306 British adults|
|Authors: ||Oja, Pekka|
Foster, Charlie E.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||BMJ Publishing Group /© The Authors|
|Citation: ||OJA, P. ... et al, 2016. Associations of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular-disease mortality: a cohort study of 80,306 British adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (10), pp. 812-817.|
Evidence for the long-term health effects of specific sport disciplines is scarce. Therefore, we examined the associations of six different types of sport/exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk in a large pooled Scottish and English population-based cohort.
Cox proportional hazards regression was used to investigate the associations between each exposure and all-cause and CVD mortality with adjustment for potential confounders in 80,306 individuals (54% women; mean±SD age: 52±14 years).
Significant reductions in all-cause mortality were observed for participation in cycling (HR=0.85, 95% CI: 0.76-0.95), swimming (HR=0.72, 95% CI: 0.65-0.80), racquet sports (HR=0.53, 95% CI:
0.40-0.69) and aerobics (HR=0.73, 95% CI: 0.63-0.85). No significant associations were found for participation in football and running. A significant reduction in CVD mortality was observed for participation in swimming (HR=0.59, 95% CI: 0.46-0.75), racquet sports (HR=0.44, 95% CI: 0.24-
0.83) and aerobics (HR=0.64, 95% CI: 0.45-0.92), but there were no significant associations for cycling, running and football. Variable dose-response patterns between the exposure and the outcomes were found across the sport disciplines.
These findings demonstrate that participation in specific sports may have significant benefits for public health. Future research should aim to further strengthen the sport-specific epidemiological
evidence base and understanding of how to promote greater sports participation.|
|Description: ||This article has been accepted for publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine following peer review. The definitive copyedited, typeset version, OJA, P. ... et al, 2016. Associations of specific types of sports and exercise with all-cause and cardiovascular-disease mortality: a cohort study of 80,306 British adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (10), pp. 812-817, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096822|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096822|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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