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(N=271). All measures were made at registration (pre) and at camp’s end (post) by trained NYSP staff. Data presented as mean ± s.d. and compared pre and post with paired t-tests. BMI was significantly reduced (23.2 ± 0.4 kg/m2 vs 22.4 ± 0.3 kg/m2; p<0.05) due to increases in height (1.55 ± 0.007 m vs 1.57 ± 0.007 m; p<0.05) and a trend towards decreased body weight (56.1 ± 1.1 kg vs 55.8 ± 1.0 kg; p=0.07). Mean arterial pressure was also significantly reduced (81 ± 0.5 mmHg vs 76 ± 0.4 mmHg; p<0.05) due to lowered systolic blood pressure (107.9 ± 0.7 mmHg vs 103.1 ± 0.6 mmHg; p<0.05). This preliminary analysis supports beneficial health impacts of NYSP. Further studies with standardized and additional health-related measurements would allow for more comprehensive analysis and insight into the underlying mechanisms of improvement or lack thereof.

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Research exercise: Retrospective Analysis of a 5-Week Summer Sports Program Indicates Health Improvements in 9-16 Year Olds