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Association between active commuting and heart disease, cancer, and mortality

Key Message

Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality.

Source

Celis-Morales, Carlos A et al. (2017). Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal. 2017;357:j1456. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1456

Purpose

This study investigates the association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and all cause mortality.

Evidence

In maximally adjusted models, commuting by cycle and by mixed mode including cycling were associated with lower risk of all cause mortality, cancer incidence, and cancer mortality. Commuting by cycling and walking were associated with a lower risk of CVD incidenceand CVD mortality. No statistically significant associations were observed for walking commuting and all cause mortality or cancer outcomes. Mixed mode commuting including walking was not noticeably associated with any of the measured outcomes.

Benefit Statements / Outcomes

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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