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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

Print version ISSN 1517-8692

Rev Bras Med Esporte vol.6 no.4 Niterói July/Aug. 2000 

Position statement of the Brazilian Society of Sports Medicine: physical activity and health in children and adolescents



José Kawazoe Lazzoli; Antonio Claudio Lucas da Nóbrega; Tales de Carvalho; Marcos Aurélio Brazão de Oliveira; José Antônio Caldas Teixeira; Marcelo Bichels Leitão; Neiva Leite; Flavia Meyer; Felix Albuquerque Drummond; Marcelo Salazar da Veiga Pessoa; Luciano Rezende; Eduardo Henrique de Rose; Sergio Toledo Barbosa; João Ricardo Turra Magni; Ricardo Munir Nahas; Glaycon Michels; Victor Matsudo



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1. This document was approved by the Board of Trustees of the Brazilian Society of Sports Medicine on June 26th 1998 in a meeting held in Curitiba, PR, Brazil, during the II South-Brazilian Congress of Sports Medicine.
2. Originally published in Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte 1998; 4(4):107-9.
3. This document can be reproduced as long as it is clearly identified as an official position statement of the Brazilian Society of Sports Medicine – 1998.

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