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Measure: Cumulative Lifetime Physical Activity   #070200

Definition: Measure to assess lifetime strenuous and moderate physical activity

Purpose: Lifetime physical activity has been linked to cancer risk as well as to other conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Assessing lifetime physical activity will help quantify the modification of either increased or decreased risk. It is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for major causes of mortality.

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Keywords: cancer, physical activity, exercise, risk, The California Teachers Study (CTS)

Measure Release Date: December 30, 2009

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