Detroiters buck odds of dying of heart disease by walking

April 2, 2015

Statistics show Detroit residents are 1.65 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than other Americans. But a group of 603 Detroiters challenged those odds by joining an organized walking program to improve their cardiovascular health.

It worked. According to a U-M study just released, participants improved their heart health, many of them substantially.

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