Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

New Study Shows That Fat Kids Should Exercise

April 6, 2012 by  

New Study Shows That Fat Kids Should Exercise
Grant money is used to research the correlation between fatness and fitness.

A new press release states: “Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight.” The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University analyzed 1,882 out of shape students who became fit. The study took place over four years.

“Obese and overweight girls who achieved fitness were almost five times as likely, and obese and overweight boys were two and a half times as likely, to reach a healthy weight than those who stayed underfit,” said Ph.D. candidate Adela Hruby. “It turns out that maintaining fitness is beneficial, too. We observed that obese and overweight girls and boys who both started and ended the study being fit were more likely to have a healthy weight by the end of the study.”

The study was funded by grants from the American Heart Association, and it appears this won’t be the last time the researches investigate the correlation. Jennifer M. Sacheck, Ph.D., and leader of the study, noted that additional research will be needed to explain the results of the study.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “New Study Shows That Fat Kids Should Exercise”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at

  • s c

    Amazing. It took someone with a Ph. D., the American Heart Association and a university to add one plus one and get two for an answer (after a mere 4 years, that is).
    And after all that, ‘more research will be needed.’ Is it safe to assume that common sense is now illegal and immoral?
    Rumor has it that this complex problem had solutions way back in the late 18th century in America. I suspect that the ancient Egyptians knew how to solve this baffling problem, too. Call me a pessimist, but something just doesn’t smell right, people.

    • anonymous

      it will only cost us 200 trillion dollars for them to provide actual proof of the connection between exercise and health

    • Sirian

      They don’t want to sacrifice their research funding – simple as that. As long as they have that they will research anything and come up with any answer that the funders are wanting. Nothing new, it’s been running rampant for years. Remember the shrimp on a treadmill? Need I say more?

    • steve

      ya think! da

    • 2centsworth

      What a piece of cake way to make money……”Research Grants”….I think I’ll find something to research, and someone to pay me to do it. The exercise thing is a good thing, and kids should be out getting fresh air (if there is any without chemtrails in it) and sunshine and playing and enjoying some time off. One of the problems with achieving this is now, the schools give the kids so much “homework” to do, that they have to spend their free time doing this “homework” and it is rather depressing. Another problem with the achieving this is the “food” which is all polluted. The high-fructose corn syrup is a culprit in obesity, as well as msg in foods (which by the way has many names such as soy protein isolate, glutamate,autolyzed yeast, etc appx. 40 names) . For more in-depth information you can check this site: for articles that explain what they do to your body. Let’s FORCE government to take the garbage out of our children’s food! Everyone get active and find out how your voice can make a difference in eliminating this “obesity epidemic”, because with everyone’s little push in this direction, we can turn this around.

      • auhunter

        Food and Homework? You have to be kidding. What about the hours on end, sitting or laying around playing video games or on Facebook or twittering on other social networks? Adults are also as much addicted to these habits as are the kids. Who’s teaching who?

      • http://Aol CommonSense4America

        You want MORE government intervention in our lives??? You’ve got to be kidding.

  • Sirian

    Well, well, well, they finally figured it out. Isn’t that amazing? Wonder what the next earth shattering discovery is going to be? No telling.

  • JL

    Just think of all the money we could save on studies, if we just used a little common sense!

    • JimH

      JL, “Common” sense is the least common of the senses. Second to “common” courtesy.
      Now I’m going to go study to see if people who come in out of the rain stay dry.

      • Combat seabee

        Bet that you can get a government grant for that research!!!

      • http://Aol CommonSense4America

        Lets study to see if the shrimp on the treadmill,,,,,,,sweats!!

    • steve

      what’s dat!

  • Greg L.

    This reminds me of the study that concluded that teenage pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25!!!…..I would think it would be after age 20, but hey! I’m no expert.

    • Combat seabee

      Not ,”After,” but AT 20 years old!

    • Warrior

      The other aspect of that flawed study was that the sample only included “females”. LOL

  • Joyce from Loris

    And we wonder why our nation is not just broke, but in massive debt! My grandchildren will wind up having to pay for this outrageous, totally useless waste of money, study because we borrowed the money from China to give to the AHA to do the study. Madness and shameful. I really thought that Americans would never stand for all this crap, especially the crap that started in 2008. Sadly, I was wrong. We have done nothing to stop it, and now it is worse than ever. I think there are not enough of us conservatives left, we are out numbered and we have lost our “beloved” nation.

  • Combat seabee

    Two words, “Ya Think?”

  • wendell chenault

    Really????? How much money did they spend on that? Bet older fat people need to work out too. Took me about 2 seconds to figure that one out and cost nothing…….

  • Michael


    • Jake

      Come on now, I would not give you a dime for that study. But, I could fund a study for you, maybe sommthing like “does old age lead to death.”

  • JDL

    They spent money on this?? So I guess now, ‘stating the obvious’ is an occupation

  • mark

    It would have been more effective haveing the fat kid in the picture eating a bannana.

  • Robert

    Amazing…so, not only does the government waste money, but not donated money to NGOs is being wasted. Susan G Komen and AHA is off my list.

    • Ellen

      Robert, I agree. Over the past few years, I’ve shifted my donations away from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Assoc., and others that have been around for 4 or 5 decades and have made no progress. Clearly, they’re not trying. Cancer treatments that work get squashed in the US. We could cut our heart disease in 1/2 by simply outlawing trans fats. Trans fats are manmade fats (shortening, margarine, etc) that our bodies can’t process. Considering heart disease is our #1 killer, this is a simple decision. Perhaps these entities started out in good faith, but they don’t operate in good faith now. They just collect kind peoples’ money and waste it.

      • BunRoe

        Absolutely correct Ellen.. And you can really ‘smell’ them out by their guilt tactics.. Making you feel you’ve murdered a child or forfeited an operation to an oldster because you didn’t donate your $18.00 a month pledge to their righteous charity.. Then at the end of the day their chauffeured in their Lexus to their 25 room, 10 bath chateau that was paid for with a large percentage of your (and others’) donation.. I used to fund sharks living styles until I saw the true light (checking up on progress).. Now I donate to local charities, charities that I can see with my own eyes the progress that alms provide. International (and even National) charities are corporate operations and are as crooked as the ten million a year ceo.. Donate to local animal shelters and independent hospitals.. We don’t need to help these millionaire get even wealthier.. To them it’s money for nothing while the children still perish.

  • Jan

    All schools should get the kids moving with a first period exercise class. It would get thier blood flowing and their brains ready to start learning. Sadly, schools have dropped PE classes. I would bet test scores would rise from this too.

  • Jon

    I want to do a study to show that not walking into walls might reduce the number of bloody noses. Where do I send the bill?

  • bobinbn11

    C’mon it is common sense, if kids and adults alike spend hours a day on the internet they will get fatter, but I think there are other factors beside sitting about on Facebook, which I must admit can be a bit addictive for young and old, chemicals in food, lack of good nutrtion packed foods and lack of exercise are all to blame, medicines are a real curse and of course there is the soft drinks and additives, I think many kids could benefit from using some sort of natural Fat blocker to help counteract their high fat content eating, I found proactol a great example of a safe product, the government should push people to order weight loss pills now, and subsidise gym memberships and out of school high activity clubs..


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.