Study: Heart disease, diabetes risks lower in strong children

03/31/2014 | Medical News Today

An analysis of more than 1,400 10- to 12-year-olds in Michigan found that higher strength-to-body-mass ratios were associated with substantially reduced risks of diabetes and heart problems. Lower BMI, lower body fat percentage, smaller waistlines and increased fitness levels were more common among children with greater muscle strength. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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