Impact of a school-based physical activity intervention on fitness and bone in adolescent females.

  title={Impact of a school-based physical activity intervention on fitness and bone in adolescent females.},
  author={Margaret Schneider and Genevieve Fridlund Dunton and Stan Bassin and Dan J Graham and Alon F Eliakim and Dan M. Cooper},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  volume={4 1},
BACKGROUND Many female adolescents participate in insufficient physical activity to maintain cardiovascular fitness and promote optimal bone growth. This study evaluates the impact of a school-based intervention on fitness, activity, and bone among adolescent females. METHODS Subjects were assigned to an intervention (n = 63) or comparison (n = 59) group, and underwent assessments of cardiovascular fitness (VO2peak), physical activity, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD), bone… CONTINUE READING


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