Platelets aggregate less in those who regularly walk

A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows that in sedentary individuals recruited in a randomised 6 month trial, absence of regular exercise increased Platelet aggregation with monocytes. This would likely abet the formation of atherosclerosis. In contrast, the individuals who walked for the 6 months, 3 times a week for 50 mins, did not exhibit an increase in these aggregates, suggesting that walking regularly can be cardioprotective due to less formation of thrombotic aggregates.

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