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Long-term health benefits of physical activity – a systematic review of longitudinal studies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2013
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Title
Long-term health benefits of physical activity – a systematic review of longitudinal studies
Published in
BMC Public Health, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-813
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Authors

Miriam Reiner, Christina Niermann, Darko Jekauc, Alexander Woll

Abstract

The treatment of noncommunicable diseases (NCD), like coronary heart disease or type 2 diabetes mellitus, causes rising costs for the health system. Physical activity is supposed to reduce the risk for these diseases. Results of cross-sectional studies showed that physical activity is associated with better health, and that physical activity could prevent the development of these diseases. The purpose of this review is to summarize existing evidence for the long-term (>5 years) relationship between physical activity and weight gain, obesity, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 1483 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 293 20%
Student > Master 288 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 198 13%
Researcher 118 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 71 5%
Other 223 15%
Unknown 304 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 248 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 240 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 180 12%
Psychology 101 7%
Social Sciences 90 6%
Other 256 17%
Unknown 380 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 181. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2022.
All research outputs
#173,482
of 22,169,907 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#158
of 14,382 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,232
of 180,377 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 18 outputs
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