Physical activity and all cause mortality in women: A review of the evidence

Y. Oguma, H. D. Sesso, R. S. Paffenbarger, I. M. Lee

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A computer assisted literature search was performed (Medline, 1966-2000) to examine the association of physical activity with all cause mortality in women. It was concluded that, by adhering to current guidelines for physical activity and expending about 4200 kJ of energy a week, women can postpone mortality. The magnitude of benefit experienced by women is similar to that seen in men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-172
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 27


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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