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Can exercise reduce the risk of heart attack in men?

Men who engage in vigorous exercise at least three hours per week reduce their risk of heart attack by 22%, according to research published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The exercise had beneficial effects on cholesterol and other markers of heart disease.

Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events are suffered by men, but the benefits of exercise on cardio health serve both genders, and that three hours per week is cumulative.
Studies show that exercise can reduce the risk of heart attack in men. It is effective in preventing heart disease initially, and is also effective in preventing heart attacks in men who have already had a heart attack and have existing heart disease. Cardiovascular exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure, help with diabetes and reduce inflammation associated with heart disease.

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