People who don’t exercise are more likely to die instantly from a heart attack

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Globally, 17.9 million people die every year due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Trying to prevent such deaths is imperative, and findings of a recent study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology highlights one way of averting at least some of these deaths. 

Researchers found that a lifestyle characterised by increased physical activity is associated with a lowered risk of dying immediately after a heart attack.

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