RESEARCH: Daily Physical Education Reduces Obesity

A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that participation in daily physical education classes decreased the odds of becoming an overweight adult by 28%.

"The message for policy makers is that the failure to offer physical education is 'penny wise and pound foolish,"' study investigator Dr. Robert Wm. Blum from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, told Reuters Health.

"With obesity at epidemic proportions, an intervention which appears to hold as much promise as daily physical education does in maintaining normal weight into adulthood should be given highest priority," Blum said.

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