Effects of dietary intervention and strength training on blood lipid level in obese children

R. Y.T. Sung, C. W. Yu, S. K.Y. Chang, S. W. Mo, K. S. Woo, C. W.K. Lam

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Aims: To evaluate effects of a low energy diet, with or without strength training, on blood lipid profile in obese children. Methods: Eighty two obese children were enrolled into a six week dietary programme, and were randomly allocated to a training group or a non-training group. The training group underwent regular exercise sessions with emphasis on strength training. Results: Height increased significantly, with a non-significant reduction in body mass index. Fat free mass increased significantly in the training group. Serum total cholesterol was significantly reduced in both groups. The LDL:HDL ratio significantly decreased in the training group. Conclusion: Results support the potentially beneficial effects of both diet and physical training. Further and longer term evaluation of such programmes is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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