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Prev Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;53(1-2):29-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.05.008. Epub 2011 May 27.

Worldwide prevalence of physical inactivity calls for worldwide actions.

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Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, 15 rue des Aboiteaux, Moncton, NB, Canada. mathieu.f.belanger@usherbrooke.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This commentary offers a discussion of the paper by Dumith et al. published in this issue of Preventive Medicine.

METHODS:

We discuss the added value of the manuscript by Dumith et al. while acknowledging some limitations of the analyses.

RESULTS:

We argue that there is a global and urgent need to take action against physical inactivity.

CONCLUSION:

The paper by Dumith et al. provides context to help build the case for better public health organization and effort to tackle physical inactivity at a worldwide level.

PMID:
21645539
DOI:
10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.05.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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