Newsletter Article

Objectively measured physical activity and cardiac biomarkers: A cross sectional population based study in older men

March 2018

Background: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and high sensitivity Troponin T (hsTnT) are markers of cardiac injury used in diagnosis of heart failure and myocardial infarction respectively, and associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Since physical activity is protective against cardiovascular disease and heart failure, we investigated whether higher levels of physical activity, and less sedentary behaviour were associated with lower NT-proBNP and hsTnT.

Read more >

  1. Daily step count as a simple marker of disease severity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  2. Maternal physical activity is associated with improved blood pressure regulation during late pregnancy
  3. Quality of life and habitual physical activity in children with cerebral palsy aged 5 years: A cross-sectional study
  4. Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behavior and all-cause mortality in older men: does volume of activity matter more than pattern of accumulation?