Response to the Scottish Preventative Agenda

7 March 2017

Nordic WalkingThe Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) UK has responded to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee Preventative Agenda Inquiry, highlighting what the specialty can offer public health in Scotland.

Sport and Exercise Medicine can advise on prevention strategies which are researched and impactful, contributing towards a reduction in the risk of many common conditions, and provide skills for the musculoskeletal pathway to improve patient outcomes. 

The response also refers to the medical evidence available on physical activity and its effect in the primary prevention of chronic disease and in the prevention of early death.

Read the full response on our consultations page

Regular Physical Activity and Prevention

Disease

Risk Reduction

Heart Disease

40%

Stroke

27%

Colon Cancer

25%

Breast Cancer

24%

Type 2 Diabetes

30%

Hypertension

50%

Source: A Fresh Approach – NHS North West and the FSEM UK 2011

 

 

 

 

 

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