A new study shows that active women have a significantly low risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, and other causes. The study was conducted at ‘Euro-Echo 2019’. Euro-Echo 2019 is a scientific conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It examined the ability of women to exercise. Also, it examined the cardiac function during exercise and their relationship to survival. The study included more than 4,000 adult women undergoing treadmill echocardiography for known or suspected coronary heart disease. Mr. Jesus Peteiro said that one should do more exercise because the fit body can prevent risks from any diseases. Mr. Peteiro is a research author at the University of Coruna, Spain. Adaptability is defined as a maximum workload of 10 metabolic equivalents (MET). This is equivalent to walking up four stairs or walking up three stairs very quickly without stopping. While a median follow-up of 4.6 years, there were 345 deaths from cardiovascular disease, 164 deaths from cancer, and about 203 deaths because of other reasons. After adjusting for aspects that may influence this relationship, METs were expressively related with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and other causes.
Compared with good exercise capacity, poor women’s annual cardiovascular disease mortality rate is almost four times higher (2.2% vs. 0.6%). Additionally, the annual number of cancer deaths in poor patients has doubled (0.9% vs. 0.4%). Compared with people with good athletic ability, compared with the poor, the annual mortality rate caused by other reasons is four times higher (1.4% vs. 0.3%).
Proper exercise is predictive of a reduced risk of death from cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other cause. The researchers noticed that most of the study participants were older or middle-aged women: the average age was 64 to 80%, and the age was between 50 and 75. Although the number of women under 50 is very small, the results for women over 60 and under 60 are the same. Patients with poor cardiac function during exercise are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease during follow-up. Heart function during exercise does not predict the possibility of death from cancer or other causes.