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School-based soccer practice is an effective strategy to improve cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight childr

Seabra et al.
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Used Parameters : BMI, WHR, PBF, FFM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Portugal

Journal : Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

We examined the effects of a 6-month school-based soccer programme on cardiovascular (CV) and metabolic risk factors in overweight children. Methods: 40 boys [8–12 years; body mass index (BMI)> 2 standard deviations of WHO reference values] participated in complementary school-based physical education classes (two sessions per week, 45–90 min each). The participants were divided into a soccer group (SG; n= 20) and a control group (CG; n= 20). The SG intervention involved 3 extra-curricular school-based soccer …
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