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SimpleScience@Heart: 6,000 steps a day could keep recurrent strokes away

Published: 3:00 pm CDT, February 6, 2013

Stroke survivors who walk 6,000 or more steps a day are less likely to have another vascular event than survivors who walk fewer.

Researchers — looking at patients who had a stroke six months before their study — found that those who experienced additional vascular events had significantly lower daily step counts. The events included stroke, heart attack and blocked arteries.

Daily physical activity may help forecast future vascular events among stroke patients, the researchers say.

 

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