Health Outcome(s)/Marker(s)
Reference Fitness Test(s) Body Composition Metabolic Health Mental and Cognitive Function Other Sample Size and Characteristics Study Summary, Quality and Level of Evidence
Chang et al., 2008 Distance run—50 meters and 800 meters (girls), 1,000 meters (boys) TG, HDL, glucose, insulin N = 49 Ages 12-14, M and F, obese A 9-month exercise intervention in school to study the effect of exercise on health markers. No analysis of independent effects of fitness and BMI changes on CVD risk factors. No measure of puberty even though author recognized that testing is done during pubertal years.
Intervention improved fitness, promoted weight loss and adiposity loss, decreased TG levels, maintained HDL, and decreased insulin levels.


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