Study: Exercise in obese children lessens heart disease risk

11/1/2006 | Reuters

Regular exercise holds benefits for obese children and teens beyond helping them to get fit, according to a new study. Atherosclerosis, or the hardening of arteries, can begin in childhood when a child is obese or has a sedentary lifestyle, and health experts say they found that overweight teens who got exercise lost weight and showed improvements in their arteries, in addition to having lowered cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

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