The effect of structured exercise classes and a lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in primary schoolchildren: an exploratory trial (The A-CLASS Project).

@article{Henaghan2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of structured exercise classes and a lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in primary schoolchildren: an exploratory trial (The A-CLASS Project).},
  author={Jayne L. Henaghan and Nicola McWhannell and Lawrence Foweather and Nigel Tim Cable and Alan M Batterham and Gareth Stratton and Keith P. George},
  journal={Pediatric exercise science},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={169-80}
}
This exploratory trial evaluates the effect of a structured exercise (STEX) or lifestyle intervention (PASS) program upon cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors in children. Sixty-one schoolchildren were randomly assigned by school to an intervention or control (CON) condition. The effect of the STEX (compared with CON) was a mean benefit of -0.018 mm for average maximum carotid intimamedia thickness. The PASS intervention did not result in clinically important effects, and no other… CONTINUE READING