Epidemiologic studies are a powerful tool for scientific societies to promote physical activity implementation among older adults. They clarify the type, intensity, duration, and frequency needed to induce health benefits.
1Some studies reported significant benefits of vigorous intensity and/or long duration of physical activity in reducing mortality.
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- Roche F.
- Gremeaux V.
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Even a low-dose of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces mortality by 22% in adults aged ≥60 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Br J Sports Med. 2015; 49: 1262-1271
2Others an optimal threshold with long-term physical activity.
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- Chey T.
- et al.
Effect of Moderate to vigorous physical activity on all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older Australians.
JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175: 970-977
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- Moore S.C.
- Patel A.
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Leisure time physical activity and mortality: A detailed pooled analysis of the dose-response relationship.
JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175: 959-967
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- Even a low-dose of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces mortality by 22% in adults aged ≥60 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis.Br J Sports Med. 2015; 49: 1262-1271
- Effect of Moderate to vigorous physical activity on all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older Australians.JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175: 970-977
- Leisure time physical activity and mortality: A detailed pooled analysis of the dose-response relationship.JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175: 959-967
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Published online: February 02, 2018
The PROOF study is allowed through 3 grants from the French Ministry of Health (Programmes Hospitaliers de Recherche Clinique: PHRC National PROOF 1998; PHRC National SYNAPSE 2002; PHRC Regional Telamons 2003).
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