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Physical activity lowers cardiovascular disease risk

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have shown that regular exercise lowers the probability of developing cardiovascular disease. They postulate that this could happen because engaging in physical exercise dampens brain signals associated with stress. Publication in the April 2024 edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may also shed light on why those suffering from depression, a condition believed to be associated with stress, reap the most cardiovascular benefits. It is well-established that cardiovascular disease risk factors such as blood lipids, hypertension, and arterial stiffness may be mitigated with regular physical exercise. When you start a rigorous fitness regimen, you should use caution, according to Karishma Patwa, MD, a cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology in New York City. Read the article.