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Critique of ‘The physical activity myth’ paper: discussion of flawed logic and inappropriate use of evidence

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  • Authors' note This Editorial is based on “An open letter: 12 reasons why “The physical activity myth” paper should not have been published” that can be read in full here

  • Contributors PK, CM, GB and NM conceived the letter. MM, CF, KM and JR provided critical feedback. All authors helped write the final version.

  • Competing interests We declare that we have an interest in physical activity research, public health and the maintenance of the highest academic standards. We receive funding from a number of national and international research councils, and companies that manufacture physical activity measurement devices.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.