Walk 20 minutes a day, beat early death

January 15, 2015 11:02 PM

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Walk 20 minutes a day, beat early death

LONDON: A brisk 20-minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual's risk of early death, according to a new research. 0The study of European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity.

To measure the link between physical inactivity and premature death, and its interaction with obesity, Cambridge University researchers analysed data from 3,34,161 men and women across Europe participating in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study.

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