Team Sport and Health – University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health

The Centre’s mission is to create a significant difference in the health of the Danish population by offering attractive and easy-to-implement training programmes to municipalities, companies, sports stakeholders and private vendors. The goal is to achieve major prevention and treatment effects. Read more about the Centre.

News

  • Street football boosts fitness and health in socially deprived men

    2014.06.25

    Research carried out by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health in Denmark shows that street football (soccer) improves fitness and multiple health markers in homeless men. After only 12 weeks, the participants had better postural balance and higher muscle mass and bone mineralization, along with lower fat percentage and LDL cholesterol and higher aerobic fitness and exercise capacity. »

  • Football improves strength in men with prostate cancer

    2014.06.19

    Men with prostate cancer aged 43‒74 achieve bigger and stronger muscles, improve functional capacity, gain positive social experiences and the desire to remain active through playing football for 12 weeks. These are the findings of the “FC Prostate” trial, jointly conducted by the University Hospitals Centre for Health Care Research at The Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet and the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at the University of Copenhagen. »

  • Recreational football can treat hypertensive and type 2 diabetes patients

    2014.06.10

    Football training produces significant changes in body composition and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients, and effectively lowers blood pressure in men with high blood pressure. These are the findings of new studies carried out by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health at the University of Copenhagen. »

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International football congress

Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health is organising a football congress on 20-23 May 2015. Register and submit abstracts from 1 June 2014.