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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 1409 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 286 20%
Student > Master 280 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 194 14%
Researcher 112 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 68 5%
Other 214 15%
Unknown 267 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 239 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 233 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 175 12%
Psychology 99 7%
Social Sciences 87 6%
Other 251 18%
Unknown 337 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 188. 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
#148,020
of 20,952,692 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#137
of 13,579 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,132
of 179,892 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 17 outputs
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