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Putting the benefits and risks of aerobic exercise in perspective.
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PMID:  22777331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although considerable epidemiologic and clinical evidence suggests that structured exercise, increased lifestyle activity, or both are cardioprotective, the absolute and relative risk of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal complications appear to increase transiently during vigorous physical activity. The estimated relative risk of exercise-related cardiac events ranges from 2.1 to 56 and is highest among habitually sedentary individuals with underlying cardiovascular disease who were performing unaccustomed vigorous physical exertion. Moreover, an estimated 7 million Americans receive medical attention for sports and recreation-related injuries each year. These risks, and their modulators, should be considered when endorsing strenuous leisure time or exercise interventions. If the current mantra "exercise is medicine" is embraced, underdosing and overdosing are possible. Thus, exercise may have a typical dose-response curve with a plateau in benefit or even adverse effects, in some individuals, at more extreme levels.
Barry A Franklin; Scott Billecke
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-07-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI; 2Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI; and 3Ministrelli Women's Heart Center, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI.
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