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How football is improving the lives of Denmark's homeless

Danish sports scientists are calling on authorities around the world to help the homeless play football as a way of improving their health and general well being.

Studies carried out at Copenhagen University show that playing football for three months significantly boosted aerobic fitness, muscularity and sense of balance, and reduced cholesterol and fat.

Denmark is a world leader in organising football for the socially disadvantaged and, as Malcolm Brabant reports from the capital, the game could help improve life expectancy.

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  • 10 Aug 2014
  • From the section Health