Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Effects Of Weight On Kids' Heart Rate Vary By Income

“Overweight children from lower- and middle-income neighborhoods may fall short of their thinner peers in one measure of cardiovascular fitness -- but the same may not be true of those from more affluent areas, a new study suggests.Researchers found that among 480 children and teenagers who underwent treadmill exercise tests, those with a high body mass index (BMI) tended to have a slower heart rate recovery after their workout -- but only if they were from lower- or middle-income...

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