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I have read with interest articles published by British Journal of Sports Medicine in recent years highlighting the need for greater emphasis on physical activity (PA) in medical student curricula.1 2 Physical inactivity debilitates the nation and puts pressure on the UK National Health Service (NHS).3 PA reduces type 2 diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease and obesity, as well as improves mental well-being.4 5 Despite the importance of regular PA, it is not routinely included in health conversations with patients. I agree with Osborne et al 1 that medical school should provide students with the skills to discuss and advise patients on PA, but this should extend to …
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