Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.
Author Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To the Editor: Dr Davis and colleagues1 reported that a 13-week after-school exercise program for overweight children resulted in significant reduction in diabetes risk, as measured by decreased fasting insulin, insulin response to oral glucose, and body mass index z score, and increased aerobic fitness. The approach used (ie, moderate intensity group sessions with a variety of games and activities for 20-40 minutes) could readily be adapted in other communities at relatively modest cost. This study therefore provides encouragement for promoting exercise in sedentary youth.
Short KR. Exercise for Overweight Children and Diabetes Risk. JAMA. 2013;309(2):133–134. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.148056