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Parliamentary questions
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2 July 2015
E-010764-15
Question for written answer E-010764-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Hugues Bayet (S&D)

 Subject:  EU citizens’ lack of physical activity
 Answer in writing 

According to the results of a study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the Member States are spending an average of EUR 80.4 billion per year on treating diseases caused by lack of physical activity.

Diseases of this kind, for example coronary illnesses, type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of cancer, cause some 500 000 deaths per year in the EU.

The study suggests that one in four adults and four in five adolescents in the EU do not do enough exercise.

1. What is the Commission doing to promote physical activity in the EU?

2. Is it planning to do more to protect EU citizens’ health?

Original language of question: FR 
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