This book deals with the influence of physical activity on disease. "Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition", provides a comprehensive discussion on the current population-level studies showing the influence of physical activity on disease. With more than 100 pages of additional content, it offers more detailed coverage of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality, expanded coverage of pathophysiology and biological plausibility, new information on physical activity among various racial - ethnic populations and the effects of physical activity on cognitive function, dementia and HIV/AIDS. "Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition", offers students, sport and exercise scientists, health and fitness professionals and public health administrators a comprehensive presentation of significant studies, how these studies contribute to understanding the relationship between activity and disease prevention and how this information can be used in leading individuals, communities and global society toward increased health and longevity.
Rod K. Dishman, PhD, is a professor of exercise science, adjunct professor of psychology, and the director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia at Athens. Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH, has been contributing to the field of exercise science and health promotion for over 25 years. Dr. Heath is Guerry professor and head of the department of health and human performance at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I-Min Lee, MBBS, MPH, ScD, is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Part I. Introduction to physical Activity Epidemiology; Part II. Physical Activity and Disease Mortality; Part III. Physical Activity and Risk Factors; Part IV. Physical Activity and Chronic Diseases; Part V. Physical Activity, Cancer, and Immunity.