Letters Physical activity and cancer risk

We need clear health messages about exercise

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6252 (Published 28 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6252

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  1. David Hupin, medical doctor12,
  2. Pascal Edouard, assistant professor2,
  3. Vincent Gremaux, professor3,
  4. Frédéric Roche, professor1,
  5. Jean-Claude Barthélémy, professor1
  1. 1Autonomic Nervous System Laboratory (EA 4607), Department of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, University of Lyon, Jean Monnet University, 42055 Saint-Etienne, Cedex 2, France
  2. 2Inter-University Laboratory of Human Movement Science (EA 7424), Department of Clinical and Exercise Physiology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne
  3. 3Rehabilitation Department, CIC INSERM 1432, Technological Platform, University Hospital of Dijon, Dijon, France
  1. d.hupin{at}orange.fr

Simplifying health messages can be puzzling. French media1 recently criticised WHO’s 2016 physical activity recommendations,2 based on the data published by Kyu and colleagues in The BMJ.3 Two years ago, they ran a very different headline: “Sitting kills more people than tobacco,” based on a commentary published in 2009.4

The …

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