Ridiculous Study of the Week: Physical Activity in Sick People

Okay, so you are not going to believe this, but:

Participants with chronic disease undertook 9% or 61 minutes (95% confidence interval: 57.8–64.8) less moderate activity and 11% or 3 minutes (95% confidence interval: 2.7–3.3) less vigorous activity per week than individuals without chronic disease. 

To be clear, it is not saying that those who exercise less may get more diseases. That would be interesting. No, this study says that people who are sicker undergo less moderate and vigorous exercise. No shit!

And that is why this is this week’s winner of of “Ridiculous Study of the Week”. Congratulations.

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  1 comment for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Physical Activity in Sick People

  1. Steve O'
    February 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    The next article is: Physical activity of UK adults who are dead: cross-sectional analysis of accelerometer-measured physical activity in 96 706 deceased UK Biobank participants.
    Demise is associated with decreased risk of acquiring major chronic diseases, although uncertainty exists about which chronic diseases, themselves, might contribute to physical inactivity. The objective of this study was to compare the physical activity of those who have passed along to healthy individuals using an objective measure of physical activity, government employment.
    Experimental group is selected by the Monty-Python method:

    He’s not pinin’! He’s passed on! This patient is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker! He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, He rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed him to the perch he’d be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He’s off the twig! He’s kicked the bucket, He’s shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PATIENT!!

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