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Walking linked to fewer strokes in women
走路與女性中風風險高低有關

People walk along the beach near Sydney’s Manly Wharf in Australia on Aug. 15 last year.
民眾去年八月十五日行走在澳洲雪梨曼利碼頭附近的海灘。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to research from Spain that looked at thousands of people.

While the current study, which appeared in the journal Stroke, cannot prove that regular walking caused the fewer strokes, it contributes to a small body of evidence for potential relationships between specific kinds of exercise and risk for specific diseases.

Past studies have also linked physical activity to fewer strokes, which can be caused by built-up plaque in arteries or ruptured blood vessels in the brain.

Women who walked briskly for 210 minutes or more per week had a lower stroke risk than inactive women but also lower than those who cycled and did other higher-intensity workouts for a shorter amount of time.

(Liberty Times)

根據西班牙觀察數千人的研究,每週走路至少三小時的女性,與較少走路或完全不走路的女性相比,中風機率較低。

雖然這份刊登在《中風》期刊的研究,無法證實規律走路可降低中風機率,卻貢獻了特定運動與特定疾病風險可能有關係的少量證據。

過去的研究也將身體活動與中風機率較低連結。中風可能是因為動脈斑塊積累或腦血管破裂所致。

每週快走兩百一十分鐘以上的女性,中風機率不僅比不運動的女性低,也低於騎腳踏車以及做其他高強度運動時間較短的女性。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. contribute v.

貢獻;提供;捐款 (gong4 xian4; ti2 gong1; juan1 kuan3)

例: Her family has contributed 50,000 pounds to the fund.

(他的家人捐了五萬英鎊給這個基金會。)

2. briskly adv.

輕快地;明快地 (qing1 kuai4 de5; ming2 kuai4 de5)

例: She spoke briskly on the phone.

(她在電話裡說話明快。)

3. workout n.

運動 (yun4 dong4)

例: Kevin does workouts in the gym two or three times a week.

(凱文一週上健身房運動兩到三次。)


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