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Linking volume and intensity of physical activity to mortality

In a study of 96,476 participants from the UK Biobank cohort who had their physical activity objectively measured by accelerometer, both the volume of physical activity and its intensity were associated with risk of mortality.

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Fig. 1: Higher levels of physical activity are associated with a lower risk of mortality.

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Gill, J.M.R. Linking volume and intensity of physical activity to mortality. Nat Med 26, 1332–1334 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1019-9

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