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|252||Body mass index-independent effect of fitness and physical activity for all-cause mortality.|
Scand J Med Sci Sports 2007; 17(3): 196-204
PubMed ID: 17346289
Both obesity and physical inactivity are associated with chronic disease and premature mortality. A review of the literature has shown that both objectively measured level of physical fitness and self-reported physical activity have a prognostic value for all-cause mortality, independently of body mass index. Furthermore, there is evidence for a dose-response effect of physical activity. In conclusion, regular exercise has health-promoting effects, which are beyond its effect on weight control.