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WWC review of the report "Effects of the FITKids randomized controlled trial on executive control and brain function"

The study authors found that the FITKids program increased accuracy in the attentional inhibition task and accuracy in the more difficult portion of the cognitive flexibility task. However, the WWC did not confirm this finding to be statistically significant after adjusting for multiple comparisons. The study also showed a statistically significant positive impact for one subscale of the attentional inhibition task, and the WWC confirmed this finding to be statistically significant. Additionally, the study authors found that FITKids had a statistically significant positive effect on aerobic fitness. Moreover, BMI for students in FITKids increased by a smaller amount than for students not in the program, and this result was statistically significant. The WWC confirmed the findings for aerobic fitness and BMI. (author abstract)
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