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Community-based trial finds “any level of physical activity” reduces risk of type 2 diabetes in children

October 19, 2013 – The research team behind Physical Activity Intensity and Adiposity in Obese Youth: The P.O.W.E.R Trial, a trial designed to identify the effects of varying intensities of exercise on obese youth, has found that, regardless of intensity, any level of increased physical activity in obese youth leads to fat reduction and a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

These findings were presented by Dr. Jonathan McGavock and his colleagues on the P.O.W.E.R. Trial on October 19, in Montréal, at the 16th annual Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.

More information on the P.O.W.E.R. Trial‘s findings can be found here.

And, further information on the P.O.W.E.R. Trial can be found on the website of the Lawson Foundation website, here.