School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18.

  title={School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18.},
  author={Maureen Dobbins and Heather Husson and Kara Decorby and Rebecca L. LaRocca},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.9 million deaths worldwide are attributable to physical inactivity and at least 2.6 million deaths are a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, WHO estimates that physical inactivity causes 10% to 16% of cases each of breast cancer, colon, and rectal cancers as well as type 2 diabetes, and 22% of coronary heart disease and the burden of these and other chronic diseases has rapidly increased in recent decades… 

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