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More steps improve CV risk factors, but effects vary by sex

1 day ago   |   By Healio

Smartphone-recorded steps over 2 years were linked to positive changes in CVD risk factors but varied between men and women, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“This is a well-powered observational study showing the value of smartphone-recorded steps,” Rikuta Hamaya, MD, MSc, from the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, told Healio. “Although further research is needed, this study suggests a useful role of smartphone‐recorded steps for monitoring cardiovascular disease risk over the long term.”
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