Rapid Review Quiz: Exercise

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


October 24, 2022

In a study of more than 50,000 adult patients who were followed for a median of 1.8 years, researchers found that physical activity offered cardioprotective effects that were almost twice as large in people with anxiety and depression as in people without those conditions. During follow-up, individuals with anxiety or depression who followed the physical activity recommendations had a 22% lower coronary MACE risk compared with a 10% lower risk among people without the same conditions following the recommendations. The researchers defined MACE as myocardial infarction, unstable angina, or coronary revascularization.

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