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Infographic. Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is more better? A systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Zeljko Pedisic1,
  2. Nipun Shrestha1,
  3. Jozo Grgic1,
  4. Stephanie Kovalchik1,
  5. Emmanuel Stamatakis2,3,
  6. Nucharapon Liangruenrom1,4,
  7. Sylvia Titze5,
  8. Stuart Biddle6,
  9. Adrian E Bauman3,
  10. Adam Virgile7,
  11. Pekka Oja8
  1. 1 Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  4. 4 Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Salaya, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
  5. 5 Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  6. 6 Institute for Resilient Regions, Centre for Health, Informatics, and Economic Research, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Central, Queensland, Australia
  7. 7, New York City, New York, USA
  8. 8 UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Professor Zeljko Pedisic, Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC 3011, Australia; Zeljko.Pedisic{at}

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Running and jogging are among the most popular types of exercise globally. Running is associated with improved indicators of cardiometabolic health.1–3 However, findings from previous studies showed inconsistent associations between running participation and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular mortality. In our recent systematic review,4 published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, we therefore synthesised the results of previous studies on this topic.

We found 14 studies from six prospective …

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  • Contributors ZP wrote the draft. AV designed the infographic. All authors provided feedback on the draft and infographic design.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.