Fitness Training in Children

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
We hypothesize that improvement in cardiovascular fitness is associated with a greater improvement in insulin sensitivity than improvement in body composition (loss of body fat) is associated with insulin sensitivity. Towards that we are randomizing children who are overweight, or children with low fitness levels to exercise intervention 2 or three times per week.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Low Fitness Behavioral: exercise Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Fitness Training on Insulin Sensitivity and Body Composition in Children
Study Start Date : March 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: exercise
    this will test the effect of exercise on insulin sensitivity, fitness and body composition

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. maximal VO2 levels [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. fasting insulin and glucose levels [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • obesity
  • low fitness

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of diabetes
  • inability to exercise

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00205296

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Aaron Carrel, MD, MPH University of Wisconsin, Madison

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00205296     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-090
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2015
Last Verified: October 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs