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Shorter, more intense workouts may help kids more than moderate

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Shorter bursts of intense exercise may be most beneficial in preventing heart disease among children and teens.

Researchers in Scotland divided a group of school children into a moderate or high intensity exercise group for seven weeks.

While both groups had improved risk factors for heart disease, the moderate intensity group spent six times the amount of time exercising for similar results.

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