Safety, feasibility, and efficacy of a resistance training program in preadolescent obese children.

@article{Sothern2000SafetyFA,
  title={Safety, feasibility, and efficacy of a resistance training program in preadolescent obese children.},
  author={Melinda S. Sothern and J Mark Loftin and John Nicholas Udall and Robert M. Suskind and Thomas L Ewing and Si Chin Tang and Uwe Blecker},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={319 6},
  pages={370-5}
}
BACKGROUND Safe and effective exercise programs are needed to prevent and treat chronic diseases in childhood. In particular, preadolescent obese children should participate in activities that are specific to their special needs. Resistance or strength training has been prescribed for adult obese persons. Research is limited concerning the use of resistance training in programs that treat obese preadolescents. METHODS Nineteen treatment subjects (7-12 years of age) were enrolled in a 10-week… CONTINUE READING
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