Job-related physical activity 'linked to early death'

Large study suggests that exercise at work and play has opposite effects

Although leisure time exercise is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), the risk of both increases with higher levels of physical activity at work, a study suggests.

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Danish researchers examined data on 104,046 adults who participated in the Copenhagen General Population Study with baseline assessments conducted from 2003-14.

Over a median follow-up of 10 years, researchers identified nearly 8000 (7.6%) instances of MACE