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Franco Giada, Alessandro Biffi, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Alberto Anedda, Romualdo Belardinelli, Roberto Carlon, Bruno CarĂ¹, Luigi D'Andrea, Pietro Delise, Antonino De Francesco, Francesco Fattirolli, Riccardo Guglielmi, Umberto Guiducci, Antonio Pelliccia, Maria Penco, Francesco Perticone, Gaetano Thiene, Margherita Vona, Paolo Zeppilli
Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies have provided definitive evidence that physical activity is able to improve fitness and reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Moreover, physical exercise also seems to significantly reduce the risk of developing other chronic diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, tumours and depression. Promoting physical activity in the general population is therefore one of the primary objectives of our healthcare institutions. Although the benefits of an active lifestyle have been demonstrated by numerous scientific data, only a few numbers of Italians and Europeans take up regular physical exercise...
June 2008: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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