Effects of exercise training on vascular function in obese children.

  title={Effects of exercise training on vascular function in obese children.},
  author={Katie Watts and Petra Beye and Aris Siafarikas and Gerard J O'Driscoll and Timothy W Jones and Elizabeth Ann Davis and Daniel John Green},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={144 5},
OBJECTIVES Atherosclerosis is a disease that begins in childhood; endothelial dysfunction is its earliest detectable manifestation, and primary prevention strategies are likely to be most effective if instituted early. The aim of this study was to characterize the impact of obesity on vascular function in young children and to determine whether an exercise program improves abnormalities in vascular function. STUDY DESIGN The influence of 8 weeks of exercise training was examined in 14 obese… CONTINUE READING