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Sedentary time tied to heart failure hospitalization in postmenopausal women

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Circulation: Heart Failure
Reuters Health - 04/12/2020 - Postmenopausal women who spend more time sitting and lying down have increased odds of requiring hospitalization for heart failure, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 80,982 participants aged 50 -79 years in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study who had no history of heart failure and could walk at least one block unassisted at baseline. After a mean follow-up period of 9 years, there were 1,402 cases of physician-adjudicated heart failure hospitalization. Compared to women in the lowest tertile for total sedentary time (6.5 hours or less daily), women in the middle tertile (6.6 to 9.5 hours daily) and the highest tertile (more than 9.5 hours daily) were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure during the study (hazard ratios 1.15 and 1.42, respectively). "Even among women who reported recreational physical activity levels that meet current guidelines, heart failure risk was el...


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