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Evaluation of Alternative Exercise Treatments on Weight Loss in Overweight Women.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00177632
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
University of Pittsburgh
  Purpose
The purpose is to examine the additional effect of either yoga or resistance exercise on weight loss weight combined with a standard behavioral weight loss intervention.

Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Weight Loss Behavioral: behavioral weight loss Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Alternative Exercise Treatments on Weight Loss in Overweight Women.

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • fitness
  • physical activity
  • dietary intake
  • mediators

Estimated Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: July 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2004
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Female
  2. 25-55 years of age
  3. BMI = 25-35 kg/m2
  4. Ability to provide informed consent.
  5. Ability to provide consent from their personal physician to participate in this study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in regular exercise (aerobic, yoga or resistance exercise) for > 20 minutes per day on > 2 days per week for the last 3 months. (This study is designed to recruit relatively sedentary adults.)
  2. Currently being treated for psychological disorders/conditions and/or currently taking psychotropic medication.
  3. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, or other medical conditions which would affect energy metabolism.
  4. Women who are currently pregnant, pregnant within the previous six months, or planning on becoming pregnant within the next 12 months. (Pregnancy during initial screening will be based on self-report and will be included on the detailed medical history that is completed by subjects. However, pregnancy status will also be verified by the pregnancy test that is required for the baseline, 6 and 12 month DEXA).
  5. Non-medicated resting systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg or non-medicated resting diastolic blood pressure >100 mmHg, or taking medication that would affect blood pressure.
  6. Taking medication that would affect resting heart rate or the heart rate response during exercise (e.g., beta blockade).
  7. Arrhythmia on resting or exercise electrocardiogram that would indicate that vigorous exercise was contraindicated.
  8. History of myocardial infarction or valvular disease.
  9. History of orthopedic complications that would prevent optimal participation in the exercise component (e.g., heel spurs, severe arthritis).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00177632


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15203
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Investigators
Principal Investigator: John M Jakicic, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00177632     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0402119
First Submitted: September 13, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Overweight
Weight Loss
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes