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Exercise: not a miracle cure, just good medicine

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  • Competing interests We have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare DMcA has done consultancy work for IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health and been paid to give lectures on sport and exercise medicine. He is a former employee of The BMJ.

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