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People Who Walk Slowly, More Prone to Cardiac Death

WalkWalking slowly not only delay the arrival at destination: According to a French team, the greatest who walk slow are nearly three times more likely to die from heart disease than those who walk faster.

The message to the general population is to maintain fitness in old age would have important implications and preserve life and function (muscle).

The expert said the study, published in BMJ, also suggests that a test of walking speed can know better the health status of older patients.

Previous studies have associated the slow gait with an increased risk of death in a given period, as well as to falls and other adverse health consequences, but none had shown the highest risk if the concentrated heart disease or other cause .


Aspirin, just for heart patients

 Aspirin, just for heart patientsPeople who have no obvious cardiovascular problems should not take aspirin as protection, says a study.
Investigation of Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB)-Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, says that the drug can cause severe internal bleeding and does not prevent death from cardiovascular disease (disorders of the heart and blood vessels).

He added that doctors should carry out a review of all patients currently taking aspirin as a protective measure against heart disease. Eating a low-dose daily aspirin is already widely used to prevent episodes of these disorders in people who have had problems such as heart attacks or strokes.

This approach, known as “secondary prevention is well established and past research has confirmed its benefits.

However, it is believed that many thousands of people in several countries taking the drug as a protective measure against cardiovascular disease before showing any symptoms.

“There is growing scientific evidence shows that benefits can not be identified by the use of aspirin in patients who have suffered heart attacks or strokes in the past,” the BBC said Dr. Ike Ikeanacho, editor of the DTB.

“At best, aspirin has a slight potential benefit in these people. But this benefit is offset by a real risk of the drug, including internal bleeding,” adds the scientist.


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