EXCESS sugar and carbohydrates - not physical inactivity
- are behind the surge in obesity, health experts have claimed.
Currently, coronary heart disease is responsible for the largest number of deaths worldwide (1,2) and certain variables (diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, overweight, abdominal obesity and physical inactivity
) are indicated as important cardiovascular risk factors (3-6).
These were diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity
, depression, smoking and low educational attainment.
According to the study by researchers of University of Queensland, physical inactivity
was a leading factor for heart disease in women at every age from the early 30s to late 80s, CBS News reported.
UKactive chairman Fred Turok said: "It's no longer acceptable that physical inactivity
remains the forgotten cause of death in the UK.
Carol Propper, professor of economics at Bristol's Centre for Market and Public Organisation, said: "Physical inactivity
is the most important modifiable health behaviour for chronic disease so knowing who is physically inactive is important for designing cost-effective policy interventions."
A lack of physical inactivity
may be responsible for as many as one in 10 deaths worldwide - mainly from heart disease, diabetes and breast and bowel cancer, they said.
However, risk differences between high-and low-walkability neighborhoods were generally comparable for air pollution and for physical inactivity
, in part because high-and low-walkability neighborhoods both experienced a relatively small proportion of participants who were classified as physically active.
is the fourth leading risk factor for all global deaths, with 31 percent of the world's population not physically active." In 2008, almost 460,000 females died from breast cancer, while close to 610, 000 males and females died from colorectal cancer.The new recommendations advise that at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week for people aged 18 and over can reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases, including breast and colon cancers, diabetes and heart disease.
costs primary care trusts in Yorkshire and the Humber region pounds 77.3m every year.
In a study of more than 23,000 men, researchers found that those who had none of the following risk factors: obesity, smoking and physical inactivity
had a 59 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease events and a 11 percent lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease.
may increase the risk for non-migraine headaches, according to a study published in the December 2008 issue of the journal Cephalalgia.