11
June
2019
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11:18 PM
America/New_York

Toddlers Can Start Fighting Heart Disease By Just Playing Outside More, Study Finds

CBS New York reports on study results indicating moderate to vigorous physical activity is effective in preventing heart disease in young children, and the benefits may carry over into later childhood and even adulthood.

CBS New York spoke to Kathryn McElheny, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, who wasn’t involved in the study, to comment on the findings. Dr. McElheny cited, “There are probably physiologic mechanisms that can potentially carry on to adult life. The more active you are as a kid, the more likely you are able to maintain those activity levels into adulthood.”

Watch the segment at NewYork.CBSlocal.com. This segment also aired during the 5pm news hour on June 11, 2019.