London, Jul 18 (PTI) Regular physical activity may reduce the risk of heart attack, even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a study claims. “While exercise is known to reduce cardiovascular disease risk; pollution can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease,” said Nadine Kubesch from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. “Currently there is little data on whether poor air quality cancels out the protective benefits of physical activity in preventing heart attacks,” said Kubesch, lead author of the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers in Denmark, Germany and Spain evaluated outdoor physical activity levels (sports, cycling, walking and gardening) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 pollutant generated by traffic) exposure in 51,868 adults, aged 50-65. Over a 17.7-year period, there were 2,936 first heart attacks and 324 recurrent heart attacks. Higher levels of pollution were associated with more heart attacks, however, the risk was lower among those who were physically active, the researchers found. Moderate cycling for four or more hours per week cut risk for recurrent heart attack by 31 per cent; and there was a 58 per cent reduction when all four types of physical activity (together totalling four hours per week or more) were combined, regardless of air quality. Those who participated in sports had a 15 per cent lower rate of initial heart attacks and there was a 9 per cent risk reduction associated with cycling, regardless of air quality, the researchers said. Compared to participants with low residential NO2 exposure, those in higher risk areas had a 17 per cent increase risk in first heart attack and 39 per cent for recurrent heart attack, they said. PTI SAR SARSARadvertisement
Oppo sub-brand Realme has confirmed to launch the successor to the Realme 1 aka the Realme 2 in India on August 28. Ahead of the launch, a lot has already been revealed about the phone by the company. Realme has confirmed that the Realme 2 will come with a notched display and a massive 4200mah battery. With the launch date nearing, more details regarding the Realme 2 are coming to light. New teaser by the company reveals that unlike the Realme 1, the Realme 2 will be powered by a Snapdragon processor.Realme has been teasing the upcoming Realme 2 for quite sometime now. In one of its latest teasers that the company posted on its Twitter handle, Realme has confirmed the Snapdragon processor for the upcoming phone. Given that, we can say that Realme 2 is the first phone for which Realme has joined hands with Qualcomm. In the teaser, the company also says that the Realme 2 is going to have a “spectacular performance” and will also be “ultrafast”.”#Realme2 with @qualcomm_in Snapdragon processor is designed to provide you #ANotchAbove experience with spectacular performance, ultrafast speed, astonishing graphics, and a long lasting battery. Like if you’re as excited for the launch as we are,” Realme captioned the tweet. With this, it will be safe to say that Realme 2 will be a much-improved version of the Realme 1 – at least as far as the performance of the phone is concerned. To brush up, the Realme 1 comes with a MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 processor.So far, the company has confirmed some of the key features of the Realme 2. The Realme 2 will follow the latest trend and will come with a notched display. The company has also confirmed that the Realme 2 will come with dual cameras on the rear panel and come packed with a massive 4200mAh battery which is over 20 per cent bigger than that of the Realme 1 which packs a 3,4000mAh battery. Although the Realme 2 is said to sport much-improved hardware setup compared to the Realme 1, the phone is said to be quite similar to that of its predecessor. The Realme 2 is said to boast of Oppo’s signature diamond-pattern design.advertisementALSO READ: Realme 2 set to launch in India on August 28As of now, there’s no information on the pricing of the Realme 2. But, considering, Realme is focusing on delivering phones that fall between the Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 price segment in India, we can expect the Realme 2 to cost under Rs 20,000 and compete with some of the leading Xiaomi, Motorola, Honor and Nokia phones in the market currently.