Lower risk of diabetes and heart disease in stronger children

Source: Pediatrics journal

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have found that children’s strength capacity can have both short and long term benefits for their health. Studying about 1400 10 to 12 year olds the study results found children with greater strength-to-body-mass ratios had considerably lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum

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