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Revista de Salud Pública

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SOTO-LAGOS, Rodrigo A.. Bioethics related to the use of sports in public health promoting policies. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.5, pp.641-645. ISSN 0124-0064.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.v20n5.61868.

The World Health Organization states that approximately 3.2 million people die as a consequence of a sedentary lifestyle every year. Based on this diagnosis, the member countries of the WHO have proposed the creation of public policies that promote a healthy and active lifestyle among the population, in order to transform their health. In this context, sports and physical activity become the main tool to achieve this goal. This essay will assess the role of sports and physical activity as health promotion tools from the perspective of individual health care promotion. Furthermore, this paper concludes that it is necessary to include a bioethical perspective in the use of sports in public policies.

Keywords : Sports; bioetichs; public policy (source: MeSH, NLM).

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