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Sport and exercise as contributors to the health of nations.
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PMID:  22770457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Self-reported rates of participation in sport vary by country. In the UK, about 40% of men and women aged 16 years or older participate in at least one sport every week. Although few data exist to assess trends for participation in sport, there is little evidence of change in the past decade among adults. Large cohort studies suggest that such participation in sport is associated with a 20-40% reduction in all-cause mortality compared with non-participation. Randomised trials and crossover clinical studies suggest that playing sport is associated with specific health benefits. Some sports have relatively high injury risk although neuromuscular training programmes can prevent various lower extremity injuries. Clinicians can influence a large number of patients through brief interventions that promote physical activity, and encouragement toward participation in sport for some physically inactive patients qualifies as evidence-based therapy. Exercise might also be considered as a fifth vital sign and should be recorded in patients' electronic medical records and routine histories.
Karim M Khan; Angela M Thompson; Steven N Blair; James F Sallis; Kenneth E Powell; Fiona C Bull; Adrian E Bauman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  380     ISSN:  1474-547X     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway.
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