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The effect of the total amount and intensity of leisure time physical activity on the risk of 3 diseases: coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension and diabetes was studied in a cohort of 1340 men and 1500 women from Finland aged 35-63 years. During the 10 years of follow-up the incidence rates...

Author(s)
Haapanen, N.; Miilunpalo, S.; Vuori, I.; Oja, P.; Pasanen, M.
Citation
International Journal of Epidemiology, 1997, 26, 4, pp 739-747
Abstract

Secular trends in AMI rates were analysed in relation to physical activity levels. The population attributable risk of physical inactivity was calculated. Participants were randomly selected subjects from a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark, screened during the years 1964-91. Occupational physical...

Author(s)
Sjøl, A.; Thomsen, K. K.; Schroll, M.; Andersen, L. B.
Publisher
Munksgaard International Publishers Ltd, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2003, 13, 4, pp 224-230
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Objective: To describe two lifestyle prevention strategies tested in first-degree relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes and to present the short-term effects of these strategies on nutrient intake, physical activity pattern, and body weight. Design: In this 16-week controlled intervention...

Author(s)
Brekke, H. K.; Jansson, P. A.; Månsson, J. E.; Lenner, R. A.
Publisher
American Dietetic Association, Chicago, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2003, 103, 7, pp 835-843
Abstract

This article describes the development of sports and physical activity policies and programs in Finland during the past 30 years. The past two decades have been marked by a shift in emphasis from competitive and elite sports to health-enhancing physical activity for all, as seen most clearly in two ...

Author(s)
Vuori, I.; Lankenau, B.; Pratt, M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Public Health Reports, 2004, 119, 3, pp 331-345
Abstract

Introduction: Low physical fitness and obesity have been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Obesity is on the increase in many countries, but little is known about physical fitness trends. Monitoring of changes in fitness and obesity in the population is important for...

Author(s)
Wedderkopp, N.; Froberg, K.; Hansen, H. S.; Andersen, L. B.
Publisher
Munksgaard International Publishers Ltd, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2004, 14, 3, pp 150-155
Abstract

Background. This study analysed the long-term effect of leisure-time physical activity on incident cases of coronary heart disease (CHD) among women and men. Methods. A national, random sample of 2,551 women and 2,645 men, aged 35-74, was interviewed in 1988 and 1989 and followed until December 31, ...

Author(s)
Sundquist, K.; Qvist, J.; Johansson, S. E.; Sundquist, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2005, 41, 1, pp 219-225
CAB ReviewFull Text

The article presents the results from a Danish representative study of the use of green areas; the importance of access; and the effect of access to green areas, as well as use frequency, on mental stress. Results indicate that the users of green areas are mainly attracted by the possibility of...

Author(s)
Nielsen, T. S.; Hansen, K. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 059, pp 10 pp.
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The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of injury and the extent of preventive actions in elite Swedish volleyball players. Injuries to players in the elite male and female Swedish division, during the 2002-2003 season, were registered by using a questionnaire. Of the 158 volleyball ...

Author(s)
Augustsson, S. R.; Augustsson, J.; Thomeé, R.; Svantesson, U.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2006, 16, 6, pp 433-440
Abstract

Rationale: Programs to prevent the incidence rate of tuberculosis (TB) from increasing in many low-incidence countries are challenged by international travel and immigration from high-burden countries. Objectives: The current study aimed to determine the effect of such immigration on the genetic...

Author(s)
Dahle, U. R.; Eldholm, V.; Winje, B. A.; Mannsåker, T.; Heldal, E.
Publisher
American Thoracic Society, New York, USA
Citation
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2007, 176, 9, pp 930-935
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Objective: To investigate whether individual counselling on diet and physical activity during pregnancy can have positive effects on diet and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and prevent excessive gestational weight gain. Design: A controlled trial. Setting: Six maternity clinics in primary...

Author(s)
Kinnunen, T. I.; Pasanen, M.; Aittasalo, M.; Fogelholm, M.; Hilakivi-Clarke, L.; Weiderpass, E.; Luoto, R.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007, 61, 7, pp 884-891

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