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Various Leisure-Time Physical Activities Associated With Widely Divergent Life Expectancies: The Copenhagen City Heart Study

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@article{cc78f91a6a304d11aec8e4875f00cb56,
title = "Various Leisure-Time Physical Activities Associated With Widely Divergent Life Expectancies: The Copenhagen City Heart Study",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differential improvements in life expectancy associated with participation in various sports.PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCHS) is a prospective population study that included detailed questionnaires regarding participation in different types of sports and leisure-time physical activity. The 8577 participants were followed for up to 25 years for all-cause mortality from their examination between October 10, 1991, and September 16, 1994, until March 22, 2017. Relative risks were calculated using Cox proportional hazards models with full adjustment for confounding variables.RESULTS: Multivariable-adjusted life expectancy gains compared with the sedentary group for different sports were as follows: tennis, 9.7 years; badminton, 6.2 years; soccer, 4.7 years; cycling, 3.7 years; swimming, 3.4 years; jogging, 3.2 years; calisthenics, 3.1 years; and health club activities, 1.5 years.CONCLUSION: Various sports are associated with markedly different improvements in life expectancy. Because this is an observational study, it remains uncertain whether this relationship is causal. Interestingly, the leisure-time sports that inherently involve more social interaction were associated with the best longevity-a finding that warrants further investigation.",
author = "Peter Schnohr and O'Keefe, {James H} and Andreas Holtermann and Lavie, {Carl J} and Peter Lange and Jensen, {Gorm Boje} and Marott, {Jacob Louis}",
note = "Copyright {\circledC} 2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
doi = "10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.06.025",
language = "English",
volume = "93",
pages = "1775--1785",
journal = "Mayo Clinic Proceedings",
issn = "0025-6196",
publisher = "Dowden Health Media, Inc",
number = "12",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Various Leisure-Time Physical Activities Associated With Widely Divergent Life Expectancies

T2 - The Copenhagen City Heart Study

AU - Schnohr, Peter

AU - O'Keefe, James H

AU - Holtermann, Andreas

AU - Lavie, Carl J

AU - Lange, Peter

AU - Jensen, Gorm Boje

AU - Marott, Jacob Louis

N1 - Copyright © 2018 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PY - 2018/12

Y1 - 2018/12

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differential improvements in life expectancy associated with participation in various sports.PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCHS) is a prospective population study that included detailed questionnaires regarding participation in different types of sports and leisure-time physical activity. The 8577 participants were followed for up to 25 years for all-cause mortality from their examination between October 10, 1991, and September 16, 1994, until March 22, 2017. Relative risks were calculated using Cox proportional hazards models with full adjustment for confounding variables.RESULTS: Multivariable-adjusted life expectancy gains compared with the sedentary group for different sports were as follows: tennis, 9.7 years; badminton, 6.2 years; soccer, 4.7 years; cycling, 3.7 years; swimming, 3.4 years; jogging, 3.2 years; calisthenics, 3.1 years; and health club activities, 1.5 years.CONCLUSION: Various sports are associated with markedly different improvements in life expectancy. Because this is an observational study, it remains uncertain whether this relationship is causal. Interestingly, the leisure-time sports that inherently involve more social interaction were associated with the best longevity-a finding that warrants further investigation.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differential improvements in life expectancy associated with participation in various sports.PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCHS) is a prospective population study that included detailed questionnaires regarding participation in different types of sports and leisure-time physical activity. The 8577 participants were followed for up to 25 years for all-cause mortality from their examination between October 10, 1991, and September 16, 1994, until March 22, 2017. Relative risks were calculated using Cox proportional hazards models with full adjustment for confounding variables.RESULTS: Multivariable-adjusted life expectancy gains compared with the sedentary group for different sports were as follows: tennis, 9.7 years; badminton, 6.2 years; soccer, 4.7 years; cycling, 3.7 years; swimming, 3.4 years; jogging, 3.2 years; calisthenics, 3.1 years; and health club activities, 1.5 years.CONCLUSION: Various sports are associated with markedly different improvements in life expectancy. Because this is an observational study, it remains uncertain whether this relationship is causal. Interestingly, the leisure-time sports that inherently involve more social interaction were associated with the best longevity-a finding that warrants further investigation.

U2 - 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.06.025

DO - 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.06.025

M3 - Journal article

VL - 93

SP - 1775

EP - 1785

JO - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

JF - Mayo Clinic Proceedings

SN - 0025-6196

IS - 12

ER -

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