The cohort study examined 7,607 adults 45 years old or older to investigate the “accelerometer-measured sedentary time and physical activity of varying intensity and duration with the risk of incident stroke.”
The study noted that stroke is currently the second most common cause of death and third most common cause of disability worldwide, leading to roughly 6.5 million deaths and 113 million disability-adjusted life-years. There are an estimated 10.3 million strokes each year worldwide. Within the U.S., someone experiences a strokes every 40 seconds. An American dies of a stroke every four minutes.