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Physical activity

Latest evidence, myths, and controversies

About the module

10 minutes long


Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturer

Dr Karen Steindorf

Professor and Head of the Division of Physical Activity, Prevention and Cancer at the German Cancer Research Center and the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the latest evidence on physical activity.
  • Recognize why physical inactivity and obesity are independent risk factors for cancer.
  • Recognize why sedentary behaviour is also an independent risk factor for cancer.
  • Learn easy tips to change physical activity behaviour and sedentarism.

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the latest evidence, myths, and controversies on cancer prevention.

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The module

Latest evidence, myths, and controversies – 4B. Physical activity

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