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Exercise is medicine: but what is the dose?
  1. K Khan, Professor
  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Abstract

Lecture 19

The term ‘polypill’ was coined in a BMJ publication; researchers wondered whether a cocktail of five pills taken on a population basis could reduce cardiovascular disease by 80% (Wald 2003). Some would argue that there exists a polypill already – but the multi-system benefits of physical activity have been under-recognised. In this short presentation, I address the question ‘What is the optimum dose of physical activity for health?’

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