A study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports showed that children with poor aerobic fitness were significantly more likely to develop risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease than those with better aerobic fitness. Finnish researchers analyzed data on 352 children, ages 9 to 11, and found that girls with a peak oxygen uptake of less than 44.1 mL kg and boys with VO2peak of less than 45.8 mL kg had an increased cardiometabolic risk score and area under the curve of 0.67 and 0.86, respectively.
Research links aerobic fitness to diabetes, CVD risk in children
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