Doesn’t seem like a long walk every day? The stress, the crazy bosses, and the never-ending expectations? Scientists say we should walk a little more every day to avert tragedies like liver disease. A group of scientists studied over 1, 17,000 people to conclude that physical activity substantially decreased cirrhosis-related deaths.
Physical activities including muscle-strengthening and walking can solve major medical issues of our time, like chronic liver disease. According to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), between 2000 and 2015, death rates in the United States increased significantly. The death rates increased by 31% for cirrhosis and liver disease. Additionally, these rates remained extremely high in people between 45-64 years of age. Additionally, the rates for men jumped up by 21% while increased by over 57% for women. Death rates for women between the age of 25 and 44 increased by 18%.
These rates are quite alarming. Diseases like obesity are bound to put a dent in the pockets of many individuals. Moreover, issues like unhealthy outdoor eating habits and low quality fast food eating are on the rise. These are further expected to increase related ailments such as Obesity.
A Large Sample Size to Transpire Real Lifestyle Change
Hence, the recent research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019 is really important. It may not change outlook on health for many people. However, its large sample size makes it a really important part of the puzzle. It takes a dig at the larger picture unlike anything before. Tracey Simon, MD, lead researcher of the study said, the paper adds to our extremely limited understanding of modifiable risk factors.
The team and Dr. Simon closely inspected 68,449 patient’s medical records. Based on their long-established track record of physical activity, these individuals were able to provide important breakthroughs for researchers.
According to Dr. Simon, the mortality numbers in cirrhosis related cases are expected to triple by 2030. Hence, it is imperative for us to understand the modifiable risk factors to prevent liver disease.