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Regular Physical Activity May Protect Against Major Brain Hemorrhage

A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden suggests that regular physical activity and exercise may reduce bleeding in people with intracerebral hemorrhage.

For their study, the researchers analyzed data on 686 people who received treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg during the period 2014-2019. Regular physical activity was defined as having in at least light exercise, such as walking, cycling, swimming, gardening, or dancing, for as little as four hours per week.

Lead author Adam Viktorisson, a Ph.D. student in clinical neuroscience at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and doctor in general practice at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, says: “We found that individuals who engage in regular physical activity had, on average, bleeding volumes that were 50 percent smaller upon arriving to the hospital. A similar connection has previously been seen in animal studies, but no prior study has demonstrated this in humans.”

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