Improvement of early vascular changes and cardiovascular risk factors in obese children after a six-month exercise program.

@article{Meyer2006ImprovementOE,
  title={Improvement of early vascular changes and cardiovascular risk factors in obese children after a six-month exercise program.},
  author={Andreas Alexander Meyer and Guenther Kundt and Ute Lenschow and Peter Schuff-Werner and Wolfgang Kienast},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={1865-70}
}
OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to assess the effect of a 6-month exercise program in obese children on flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and cardiovascular risk factors (RF). BACKGROUND Childhood obesity contributes to adult obesity and subsequent cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is a major RF for obesity, endothelial dysfunction, and elevated carotid IMT, culminating in early atherosclerotic disease. METHODS Sixty-seven obese subjects (age… CONTINUE READING
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