Are interventions effective in promoting cycling?
- Yang, L., Sahlqvist, S., McMinn, A., Griffin, S.J., Ogilvie, D., 2010. Interventions to promote cycling: systematic review. BMJ 341, c5293–c5293.
- 7 trials with over 600,000 women
- The paper is a systematic review / meta analysis of all relevant trials.
- This means that the data from all similar trials has been grouped to form an overall outcome.
The evidence on interventions to promote cycling is of limited quantity and validity, and suggests that such interventions produce relatively modest increases in cycling.
- Yes (without confidence)
- Physical activity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature mortality, but most adults in the United Kingdom and other developed countries are not sufficiently active to achieve these health benefits