Favorable and unfavorable cardiovascular outcomes of physical activity

The objective of this project was to provide new and expanded knowledge of associations between long-term physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease in a general population.



Morseth B, Graff-Iversen S, Jacobsen BK, Jorgensen L, Nyrnes A, Thelle DS, Vestergaard P, Løchen ML: Physical activity, resting heart rate, and atrial fibrillation: the Tromsø Study. Eur Heart J 2016, 37(29):2307-2313.

Morseth B, Løchen ML, Ariansen I, Myrstad M, Thelle DS: The ambiguity of physical activity, exercise and atrial fibrillation. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2018, 25(6):624-636.

Renninger M, Lochen ML, Ekelund U, Hopstock LA, Jorgensen L, Mathiesen EB, Njolstad I, Schirmer H, Wilsgaard T, Morseth B: The independent and joint associations of physical activity and body mass index with myocardial infarction: The Tromsø Study. Prev Med 2018, 116:94-98.

Morseth B, Jacobsen BK, Emaus N, Wilsgaard T, Jorgensen L: Secular trends and correlates of physical activity: The Tromso Study 1979-2008. BMC public health 2016, 16(1):1215.

Morseth B, Hopstock LA: Time trends in physical activity in the Tromso study: An update. PLoS One 2020, 15(4):e0231581.

Morseth B, Løchen M: Fysisk aktivitet og effekt på hjertesykdom og død. Hjerteforum 2014, 27(1):26-32.


Bente Morseth (Principal investigator)
Maja-Lisa Løchen

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