Harvard Heart Letter

Pedal your way to a healthier heart?

Research we’re watching People who routinely commute via bike or cycle for pleasure have a slightly lower risk of heart disease than nonbikers, two new studies suggest. One study, in the Nov. 1, 2016, Circulation, tracked about 45,000 Danish adults (ages 50 to 65) who biked regularly, either to commute to work or for recreation. Over a 20-year follow-up, the cyclists had about 15% fewer heart attacks than noncyclists. Even as little…

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