Effects of school-based aerobic exercise on blood pressure in adolescent girls at risk for hypertension.

@article{Ewart1998EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of school-based aerobic exercise on blood pressure in adolescent girls at risk for hypertension.},
  author={Craig K. Ewart and Deborah Rohm Young and James M Hagberg},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={949-51}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the effects of aerobic exercise physical education on blood pressure in high-risk, predominantly African-American, adolescent girls. METHODS Ninth-grade girls (n = 99) with blood pressure above the 67th percentile were randomized to 1 semester of aerobic exercise classes or standard physical education classes. RESULT The study was completed by 88 girls. At posttest, only members of the aerobic exercise group increased their estimated cardiorespiratory fitness… CONTINUE READING

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