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A Physical Activity and Diet Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women

This study has been completed.
Netherlands Heart Foundation
Information provided by:
Wageningen University Identifier:
First received: July 15, 2005
Last updated: April 20, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

Advancing age in itself is associated with changes in body composition. However, during transitional life stages, such as retirement, detrimental changes on diet and physical activity may occur. This might lead to weight gain and accumulation of abdominal fat.

To prevent these changes, participants receive a low-intensity intervention on energy balance and related behaviours.

After six months, one and two years, the effects will be studied by comparing the intervention group with the control group.

Condition Intervention Phase
Retirement Weight Gain Behavioral: Behavior change on physical activity and diet Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Individual-based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women

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Further study details as provided by Wageningen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anthropometrics (body weight, height, circumferences, total body fat%, blood pressure)
  • Energy intake (Food Frequency Questionnaire)
  • Physical activity level (Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial factors (attitude, social influence, self-efficacy etc.)

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2006
Primary Completion Date: February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Apparently healthy and recently retired

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Using drugs that might influence body composition, digestion or physical activities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00122213

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wageningen University
Netherlands Heart Foundation
Study Chair: Evert G Schouten, PhD Wageningen University - Division of Human Nutrition
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00122213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000T205
Study First Received: July 15, 2005
Last Updated: April 20, 2010

Keywords provided by Wageningen University:
Physical activity
Weight gain
Body composition

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Gain
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
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