The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: the PURE study

Lear S. A. , Hu W., Rangarajan S., Gasevic D., Leong D., Iqbal R., ...More

LANCET, vol.390, no.10113, pp.2643-2654, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 390 Issue: 10113
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(17)31634-3
  • Journal Name: LANCET
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2643-2654


Background Physical activity has a protective effect against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-income countries, where physical activity is mainly recreational, but it is not known if this is also observed in lower-income countries, where physical activity is mainly non-recreational. We examined whether different amounts and types of physical activity are associated with lower mortality and CVD in countries at different economic levels.