Exercise for Disease Prevention and Management: A Precision Medicine Approach

Translated title of the contribution: Ejercicio para la prevención y el control de enfermedades: Un enfoque de medicina de precisión

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Felipe Lobelo, Mikel Izquierdo

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Abstract

Lack of engagement in sufficient weekly physical activity (PA) is a major risk factor for morbidity and premature mortality. 1 Estimates from 2012 indicated that not meeting PA public health recommendations is responsible for more than 5 million deaths globally each year. 2 Furthermore, insufficient PA was estimated to account for more than 11% of the US aggregated health care expenditures in 2014, which translates to approximately $120 billion per year or an excess $1400 in per capita costs. 3 Although low- and middle-income countries bear 75% of the disease burden associated with physical inactivity, more than 80% of health care costs and 60% of indirect costs occur in high-income countries.
Translated title of the contributionEjercicio para la prevención y el control de enfermedades: Un enfoque de medicina de precisión
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-634
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy

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