Football IS Medicine: Peter Krustrup’s drive to spread the important message

By Marcos Agostinho @MarcMedMD I first found out about Peter Krustrup and his ‘Football as Medicine’ crusade when I enrolled in FIFA’s Diploma in Football Medicine back in early 2016. And well, the rest is history. I met and interviewed Peter Krustrup during the 1st Football Is Medicine (FIM) International Conference in Portugal (Jan 25 – 26, […]

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Football Is Medicine International Conference [Portugal, Jan 25 – 26, 2018]

  Ahead of this week’s 1st International ‘Football is Medicine‘ Conference at Portugal’s City of Football, here’s a teaser interview with João Brito, Exercise Physiologist and investigator at the Performance & Health Unit of The Portuguese Football Federation. The conference brings together expert researchers from around the globe to discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice […]

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‘FIFA 11 for Health’ – a School-based Intervention in Mexico for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases

By: Barriguete Melendez J A1, Dvorak J 2, Córdova Villalobos J A3, Juan Lopez M4, Davila Torres Javier5, Compeán Palacios J6, Junge A2 Fuller C W2, Valdés-Olmedo JC7. (See below for affiliations) Currently, in all regions of the world apart from Africa, more deaths are linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than communicable diseases [WHO, 2010]. […]

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