Prevention of Weight Gain in Young Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Université de Sherbrooke
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00306449
First received: March 21, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of the present study is to determine whether weight gain may be prevented by a small group seminar-based two-year educational intervention on healthy lifestyle in freshmen at the Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke.


Condition Intervention
Weight Gain
Obesity
Overweight
Behavioral: Small group seminar-based educational intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Weight Gain in Young Adults

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Further study details as provided by Université de Sherbrooke:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in weight from baseline between the two groups over a two-year intervention period (0, 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months).
  • Change in BMI from baseline between the two groups over a two-year intervention period (0, 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in fat free mass (by bioimpedance) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in waist circumference over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in non-fat free mass over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in dietary intake (by 3-day food records) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in physical activity level (by questionnaire) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in physical fitness level (by the Canadian Home Fitness Test) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in plasma lipid profile (plasma total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Change in circulating hormones and inflammatory markers (insulin, leptin, adiponectin, C-reactive protein, Interleukin-6) over follow up between the two groups.
  • Relation between change in weight and energy intake and expense in the overall cohort.
  • Relation between change in weight and fitness level in the overall cohort.
  • Relation between change in weight and metabolic parameters (lipids, hormones and inflammatory markers) in the overall cohort

Estimated Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2005
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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Being first or second year in one of the Baccalaureate programs of the Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • BMI between 18 and 30 kg/m2
  • Having left parental house less than one year ago

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Planned pregnancy or pregnancy occurring during the two-year follow up
  • Chronic medical condition that may affect weight present before or occurring during the two-year follow up.
  • Use of any medication other than birth control pills.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00306449

Locations
Canada, Quebec
Centre de recherche clinique du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, J1H 5N4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université de Sherbrooke
Investigators
Principal Investigator: André C. Carpentier, MD FRCPC Centre de recherche clinique du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke
  More Information

No publications provided by Université de Sherbrooke

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00306449     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-48
Study First Received: March 21, 2006
Last Updated: March 21, 2006
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Université de Sherbrooke:
Weight gain
obesity
overweight
young adults
lipid disorders
insulin resistance
randomized controled study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Weight Gain
Overweight
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014