Death by effectiveness: exercise as medicine caught in the efficacy trap!

C. Beedie, S. Mann, Alfonso Jimenez, L. Kennedy, A. M. Lane, S. Domone, S. Wilson, G. Whyte

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    Abstract

    Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) has had a good run. For a while it was the low-cost magic bullet. With efficacy demonstrated in study after study, the conclusion was clear: ‘Exercise is Medicine’, a potential public health panacea. Sadly, the early promise waned. While we continue to be bombarded by original research and reviews extoling the efficacy of exercise, there is an apparent dearth of evidence of its effectiveness. This fact is highlighted in 2014 reports from the UK Government1 and Public Health England.2
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)323-324
    JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
    Volume50
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2015

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    Beedie, C., Mann, S., Jimenez, A., Kennedy, L., Lane, A. M., Domone, S., ... Whyte, G. (2015). Death by effectiveness: exercise as medicine caught in the efficacy trap! British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50, 323-324. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2014-094389