Effects of aerobic exercise on overweight children's cognitive functioning: a randomized controlled trial.

  title={Effects of aerobic exercise on overweight children's cognitive functioning: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={C. Davis and P. Tomporowski and C. A. Boyle and J. Waller and P. Miller and J. Naglieri and M. Gregoski},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  volume={78 5},
The study tested the effect of aerobic exercise training on executive function in overweight children. Ninety-four sedentary, overweight but otherwise healthy children (mean age = 9.2 years, body mass index 85th percentile) were randomized to a low-dose (20 min/day exercise), high-dose (40 min/day exercise), or control condition. Exercise sessions met 5 days/week for 15 weeks. The Cognitive Assessment System (CAS), a standardized test of cognitive processes, was administered individually before… Expand
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Interventional Clinical Trial
The study is a behavioral clinical trial of aerobic exercise to determine dose-response effects on risk for type 2 diabetes, fatness, fitness, blood cholesterol levels, and other… Expand
ConditionsExecutive Function (Cognition), Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Exercise improves executive function and achievement and alters brain activation in overweight children: a randomized, controlled trial.
  • C. Davis, P. Tomporowski, +5 authors J. Naglieri
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 2011
  • 661
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