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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies
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Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

I-Min Lee

Abstract

There is a large body of scientific evidence—much of this coming from epidemiologic studies—clearly documenting the benefits of physical activity for better health and increased longevity. Physical activity has been described as a “magic bullet” for health, and a “best buy” for public health. While early studies contented themselves with understanding whether physical activity can reduce the risk of particular diseases, contemporary studies also seek further details and nuances that inform public health recommendations, including details on the amount, kinds, duration, and frequency of physica ... More

Keywords: cancer, cohort studies, diabetes, epidemiology, exercise, heart disease, obesity, physical activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

I-Min Lee, editor
Harvard Medical School

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