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A Physical Activity Intervention and Changes in Body Mass Index at a Middle School With a Large American Indian Population, Oklahoma, 2004–2009
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  • Pubmed ID:
    27906646
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC5138031
  • Description:
    School-based interventions can reach children and adolescents and aid in reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity. A physical education class that engaged middle school students in a daily 1-mile walk or run and other team sports was developed in a rural school in southwestern Oklahoma with a large American Indian population. Body mass index z scores decreased among boys and were stable among girls in the intervention group compared with students who did not participate in the intervention. A daily required walk or run may help to establish a physical activity habit with all of its associated benefits.

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  • Funding:
    P20 MD000528/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
    U48 DP000026/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
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