Are slow walkers The Walking Dead? Observational studies do not have the power to prove it.

Health Headlines Commentary for September 1, 2017


A control group of non-walkers or sedentary individuals would have been more helpful. The slower walkers might have been shown to have better survival compared to non-walkers but this was not included in the study.


Slow walkers more likely to die of heart disease: U.K. study


Association of walking pace and handgrip strength with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: a UK Biobank observational study