The science has spoken, exercise won't make you live longer, in fact, you may age faster, too.
>The association between long-term LTPA and biological ageing followed a U-shaped pattern: participants in the sedentary and highly active classes were biologically older than those who were moderately active and active.
>After adjusting for other lifestyle-related factors, most differences were attenuated, but based on AAPC-Grim, the highly active class remained, on average, 1.3 years (95% confidence interval: 0.3–2.3) biologically older than the moderately active class and 1.8 years (0.7–2.8) biologically older than the active class.
>The results showed that the beneficial associations of long-term LTPA with slow biological ageing and reduced mortality were largely accounted for by other health-related factors. The most remarkable reduction of 7% in all-cause mortality was observed already when the recommended minimum amount of LTPA was, on average, achieved, with no additional benefits provided by higher levels of LTPA.
>Our findings support the suggestion that, rather than LTPA per se reducing the risk of mortality, being active may be an indicator of a healthy phenotype and an overall healthy lifestyle, which co-occur with a lower mortality risk.
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