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Moderate physical activity in healthy adults is associated with cardiac remodeling

Dawes TJ et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : UK

Journal : Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging

Background—Cardiac mass and volumes are often elevated in athletes, but it is not known whether moderate physical activity is also associated with cardiac dilatation and hypertrophy in a healthy adult population. Methods and Results—In total, 1096 adults (54% female, median age 39 years) without cardiovascular disease or cardiomyopathy-associated genetic variants underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to determine biventricular volumes and function. Physical activity was assessed using a validated activity questionnaire. The …
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