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Perspectives on Health and Exercise

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1041
  1. Camillia Clark, clinical psychologist (
  1. Calgary, Canada

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    Eds Jim McKenna, Chris Riddoch

    Palgrave Macmillan, £18, pp 291

    ISBN 0 333 78700 5

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    The obesity epidemic in Westernised countries is the main culprit of the alarming rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer. Healthcare providers and policy makers are charged with finding solutions to this growing (pun intended) health need. Physical inactivity is a leading cause of such chronic illnesses, yet researchers and health policy makers pay relatively little …

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