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Associations between vigorous physical activity and chronic diseases in older adults: a study in 13 European countries.

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Summary of "Associations between vigorous physical activity and chronic diseases in older adults: a study in 13 European countries."

This study aimed to assess cross-sectional and prospective relationships between vigorous physical activity (VPA) and the risk of major chronic diseases among European older adults.

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Name: European journal of public health
ISSN: 1464-360X
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