(Mirror Daily, United States) – You know that exercise is good for you right? I mean really, you know that right? It’s quite a wide-spread fact, as far as I know. But apparently it still needs more confirmation, as a team of researchers performed another study asserting that exercise is healthy.
A team of researchers from the Exercise Cardiology Council and the American College of Cardiology’s Sports performed a meta-analysis of other studies and researches and concluded that, as we all knew from the dozens of other studies on the subject, that exercise is good for you.
Being a meta-analysis, the researchers didn’t even observe people during their study, but they simply went over previously existing data and managed to figure out that indeed, physical exercise is the key to a better health.
The team did bring something new to the table, most likely by compiling the already collected data into a new form. So, let’s talk about their new and groundbreaking study.
First of all, the team composed of researchers from both the Exercise Cardiology Council and the American College of Cardiology’s Sports pointed out that any amount of exercise is good for your heart, and it actually works to prevent heart disease.
Another thing they wanted to emphasize was that the more you exercise, the lower your risk of heart disease will drop.
They also mentioned that only half of all American citizens get the amount of exercise they need – 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or 75 minutes of intense exercise.
Moving on, the team looked at heart disease patients – well, at the medical records of heart disease patients, anyway – and concluded that only 62% of heart attack patients were referred to cardiac rehabilitation after getting better, and only 23% went to more than one rehab session. Meanwhile, only 5% finished more than 36 sessions.
The team claimed that they performed this study and published it in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (their own publication, to be fair) because of the increasing trend of physicians not recommending exercise to their patients anymore.
Regardless of their reasons, this is another one of those pointless studies that just wastes everybody’s time and a lot of public resources in order to confirm an already obvious conclusion.
These types of studies have grown increasingly common lately, and the proper scientific world is quite worried about the trend.
They are worried of researches like this luring people into a ‘Peter And The Wolf” situation, where so many studies will be either incorrect or simply obvious, that the populous will stop trusting actually helpful researches.
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