User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Stair test may predict your risk of dying of heart disease, cancer, study finds

  1. #1
    Original Ranter
    Points: 504,449, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    421818
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    152,715
    Points
    504,449
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    88,769
    Thanked 72,793x in 49,427 Posts
    Mentioned
    2192 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Stair test may predict your risk of dying of heart disease, cancer, study finds

    Stair test may predict your risk of dying of heart disease, cancer, study finds

    If you can climb 4 flights of stairs in 55 seconds or less without stopping you have less risk of heart attack than those who can't. Seems easy enough.

    For a glimpse into the state of your health and longevity, just head for some stairs.How people perform on an exercise test that requires them to move very briskly can predict their risk of premature death from heart disease, cancer and other causes, a study presented Thursday at a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology found.



    Those with good exercise capacity — capable of high levels of physical exertion, say, on a treadmill — had less chance of dying early of any cause.


    The participants in the study underwent an exercise echocardiogram, but there’s a much easier method to check your exercise capacity in a similar way: See if you can climb four flights of stairs at a fast pace — in under a minute — without having to stop, said Dr. Jesús Peteiro, the study author and a cardiologist at University Hospital A Coruña in A Coruña, Spain.


    If you can do it, you have good functional capacity. If not, it’s a sign you need more exercise, he noted. Peteiro wasn’t surprised by his study’s findings.


    “Physical activity has positive effect on blood pressure and lipids, reduces inflammation and improves the body`s immune response to tumors,” Peteiro told TODAY.

    WHAT IS A METABOLIC EQUIVALENT?


    Their effort levels were measured in metabolic equivalents, or METs. One MET is equal to the energy it takes to sit quietly. Walking briskly requires about 3 METs, while jogging takes more than 6. This study defined good functional capacity as achieving a maximum workload of 10 METs.


    Being able to climb four flights of stairs in about 45-55 seconds would be equivalent to 10 METs, Peteiro, estimated.


    When the study participants were followed up over the next five years or so, each MET they achieved during the exercise test was associated with a 9 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death, a 9 percent lower risk of cancer death and 4 percent lower risk of other causes of death, the European Society of Cardiology noted.


    In people with poor functional capacity, the death rate from heart disease was almost three times higher and cancer deaths were almost double compared to participants who had good exercise capacity.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Captdon (12-07-2018)

  3. #2
    Points: 10,051, Level: 24
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 799
    Overall activity: 36.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassSocial1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Lummy's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    1623
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    4,096
    Points
    10,051
    Level
    24
    Thanks Given
    884
    Thanked 1,616x in 1,207 Posts
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If one lived according to what "may" happen, one might not get out of bed.
    Liberals! Happy Camper says, "Remember these steps to meaningful board participation: Read! Post! Think! Scratch! Delete!"

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lummy For This Useful Post:

    Common (12-07-2018),ODB (12-07-2018)

  5. #3

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 308,804, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.3%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    329272
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    54,325
    Points
    308,804
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    3,517
    Thanked 8,474x in 5,321 Posts
    Mentioned
    182 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It doesnt give ages like a min age to max, is that test for 20 yr olds, 30, does it go to 70-80

    No matter what your health, your genes, your conditioning, we are all at risk of dieing everyday.

    The minute the dr slaps your ass you start working on your expiration date
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  6. #4
    Original Ranter
    Points: 504,449, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    421818
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    152,715
    Points
    504,449
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    88,769
    Thanked 72,793x in 49,427 Posts
    Mentioned
    2192 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The test should that if you can do the stair test you are less likely to die of a heart attack that if you cannot. It would stand to reason that more older people would not pass the test.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  7. #5
    Points: 43,806, Level: 51
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,444
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience PointsTagger Second Class
    Captdon's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    7026
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    20,694
    Points
    43,806
    Level
    51
    Thanks Given
    35,061
    Thanked 7,024x in 5,598 Posts
    Mentioned
    100 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Passed it? It would have killed me right then and there.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Captdon For This Useful Post:

    Peter1469 (12-07-2018)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO