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Heart Disease Risk High Among Inactive Kids

by Savitha C Muppala on May 13, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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 Heart Disease Risk High Among Inactive Kids

Children who do not exercise and spend time in sedentary pursuits are at a higher risk of heart problems compared to their active counterparts, a new study has revealed.

A study of 123 boys and 100 girls revealed that children who are physically active are benefited with a lower composite risk factor score for cardiovascular disease.

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"It is well known that physical inactivity in adults is associated with a wide range of diseases and all causes of death.We believe that our study now demonstrates a clear clinical association between physical inactivity and multiple CVD risk factors in children. It reveals that up to 11% of the variance in composite CVD risk factor scores in the children could be explained by differences in their physical activity," lead author Dr. Tina Tanha said.



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