Estimated Number of Deaths Prevented Through Increased Physical Activity

JAMA Internal Medicine

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What The Study Did: Researchers used data from accelerometers worn by study participants to estimate the number of deaths that could be prevented among adults age 40 to 85 with increased physical activity.

Authors: Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.7755)

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