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Letters Physical activity and mortality

Exercise: a persistently underused intervention

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 14 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3207
  1. Irfan Ahmed, GP and sport and exercise medicine registrar
  1. Barts Health NHS Trust, London E1 1BB, UK
  1. Irfan.Ahmed5{at}

Research, 4 July

We congratulate Zhao and colleagues on their timely study1 that very much falls into the category of research labelled “the road less travelled.” Exercise is a free intervention with the potential to prevent disease, reduce mortality, and reduce the healthcare …

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