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Weight Loss and Exercise in Physically Limited Obese Elderly Subjects

This study has been completed.
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Washington University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: May 2, 2006
Last verified: September 2005
The overall purpose of this research is to determine the effect of weight loss and physical training on quality of life, physical function, metabolism, bone strength, body fat and muscle mass.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Frailty Elderly Behavioral: diet, exercise Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Weight Loss and Physical Training on Musculoskeletal Status, Physical Function, and Quality-of-Life in Physically Limited, Obese, Elderly Subjects

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical function and body composition

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quality of life, metabolic markers

Estimated Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: January 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004
Detailed Description:
Obesity causes serious medical complications and impairs quality of life. Moreover, in elderly persons, obesity can lead to frailty because of decreased strength, joint function, balance and mobility associated with aging. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of weight loss and physical training on physical function, body composition, metabolism and quality of life in frail, obese elderly men and women. Subjects are randomized to either control or 10% weight loss plus physical training.

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese (BMI 30 or greater) elderly (age 65 years or older) Frailty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major chronic disease or any condition that would interfere with exercise or dietary restriction, in which exercise or dietary restriction are contraindicated, or that would interfere with interpretation of results. Examples include cardiopulmonary disease, unstable disease, severe orthopedic or neuromuscular impairments, dementia, history of malignancy during the past 5 yr, current use of bone acting drugs.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00146133

United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Dennis T Villareal, MD Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00146133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KO7AG2116401
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: May 2, 2006

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
Obesity, Aging, Frailty, exercise, weight loss

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