The 10-week lifestyle intervention fit for school: impact on obesity indices, biomarkers, and blood pressure

Elise C. Brown, Duncan Buchan, Frank B. Wyatt, Jimmy L. Kilgore, Maria Chatzi, Jonathan Cavana, Julien Baker

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Abstract

Objective: We examined changes in youth cardiometabolic risk following a lifestyle intervention. Methods: Forty-five participants had indices of obesity, blood pressure (BP), and biomarkers assessed pre- and post-intervention. We assessed changes in outcome measures between groups across time. Results: Results from the ANCOVA indicated a statistically significant effect of the intervention on post-intervention HDL-C after controlling for baseline HDL-C, F(1, 24) = 4.98, p = .03, and there was a statistically significant effect of the intervention on post-intervention LDL-C after controlling for baseline LDL-C, F(1, 23) = 35.43, p < .001. Conclusions: Whereas this intervention resulted in improvements across multiple outcomes, no changes in BMI occurred. An intervention of longer duration may be necessary for improvement in a wider range of cardiometabolic markers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-149
JournalHealth Behavior and Policy Review
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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