The benefits of exercise with regards to weight loss does not affect Black girls in the same way that it does their counterparts of other ethnicities, according to research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Study investigators reviewed the exercise levels and caloric intakes of 1,148 12-year-olds. After two years, lower levels of obesity correlated with higher levels of exercise in white girls. Yet, surprisingly, the study results for Black girls didn’t pan out in the same way.
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Those adolescents that reported vigorous physical activity were nearly as likely to be obese two years later at age 14 as those who rarely exercised.