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exercise is medicine

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Strength training has numerous positive effects on fitness, health, and physical performance. In terms of Evidenced Based Training, however, there is a scientific lack of facts regarding the efficiency of different physical criteria and training methodology. By means of a meta-analysis including 45 primary studies and a total num ber of 1712 participants, 203 effect sizes in pre-post design were identi-fied regarding the variation of maximum strength. The effect sizes found differed depending on individual preconditions, such as train ing status, gender, age, and methodological variables like du-ration of study, total training frequency, training parameters, etc.
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Early detection and monitoring of overweight and obesity in childhood has become a public health priority worldwide in the 21st century. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the current prevalence and trends in overweight and obesity among 5, 10 and 14 year-olds children in Liechtenstein. The study is based on a time series of 4 cross-sectional screening examinations conducted in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 and included data of 2978 children (1490 boys and 1488 girls). Body mass index (BMI) was calculated on anthropometric measurements and categorised using international as well as German cut-off criteria.
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