Weekly walking prevents hip fracture in men

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Published: April, 2014

Regular walking significantly lowers the lifetime risk for men of having a hip fracture, says a study published online Feb. 13, 2014, in the American Journal of Public Health.

The fracture research draws on the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, which tracked the health status of men 50 and older starting in 1986. Every two years, the men filled out a survey about their habits, including how much time they spent walking or sitting.

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