A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association sought to determine if the intensity of exercise a patient is engaged in has an impact on how effective exercise is for preventing and addressing PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease).
The study was conducted on 12,513 participants in the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) study.
Researchers assessed physical activity through a questionnaire, individually categorizing participants’ exercise by vigorous and moderate exercise levels. Analysis was performed to associate activity levels with a subsequent risk of hospitalization with PAD over 25 years.
The data strongly indicated that more intense physical activity was associated with a lower PAD risk.