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Physical Activity, Fitness, and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Shari S. Bassuk and JoAnn E. Manson

in Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195183009
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.003.0009
Physical Activity, Fitness, and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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This chapter reviews recent observational and clinical trial findings regarding the role of physical activity and fitness in preventing clinical and asymptomatic vascular disease. Dose-response issues and public health implications are highlighted.

Keywords: heart disease; prevention; physical activity; fitness

Chapter.  10982 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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