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Arch Dis Child. 2002 Jun;86(6):407-10.

Effects of dietary intervention and strength training on blood lipid level in obese children.

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  • 1Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. yntzsung@cuhk.edu.hk

Abstract

AIMS:

To evaluate effects of a low energy diet, with or without strength training, on blood lipid profile in obese children.

METHODS:

Eighty two obese children were enrolled into a six week dietary programme, and were randomly allocated to a training group or a non-training group. The training group underwent regular exercise sessions with emphasis on strength training.

RESULTS:

Height increased significantly, with a non-significant reduction in body mass index. Fat free mass increased significantly in the training group. Serum total cholesterol was significantly reduced in both groups. The LDL:HDL ratio significantly decreased in the training group.

CONCLUSION:

Results support the potentially beneficial effects of both diet and physical training. Further and longer term evaluation of such programmes is required.

PMID:
12023168
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PMCID:
PMC1763008
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