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Sport England Logo Blue (CMYK)Sport England commissioned the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University to prepare estimates of the primary and secondary care costs attributable to physical inactivity.

The results show that physical inactivity cost more than £900 million. The attached table shows a breakdown of the cost of physical inactivity for each of the main disease categories related to inactivity by local authority area. The results are based of figures from 2009/2010. The costs by individual disease are as follows:

  • Cancer and lower GI £67,816,189
  • Breast cancer £60,357,887
  • Diabetes £190,660,420
  • Coronary heart disease £491,095,943
  • Cerebrovascular disease £134,359,285