The Impact of Resistance Exercise Training On Metabolic Dysregulation in Obese Children.

This study has been completed.
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McGill University Health Center Identifier:
First received: April 11, 2007
Last updated: March 3, 2009
Last verified: March 2009

Impact of resistance training in prepubertal children with obesity focusing mostly in changes in body composition and markers of insulin resistance.

Hypothesis is that this will show positive changes in this randomized controlled trial.

Condition Intervention
Childhood Obesity
Body Composition
Resistance Training
Insulin Resistance
Behavioral: resistance training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Impact of Resistance Exercise Training On Metabolic Dysregulation in Obese Children.

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Further study details as provided by McGill University Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in body composition as per DEXA scans [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in insulin resistance as per HOMA score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RT
resistance training
Behavioral: resistance training
2 times a week resistance training
No Intervention: Routine care
General counseling on increasing physical exercise

Detailed Description:
24 obese prepubertal obese children randomized to either resistance training program or usual care for 12 weeks. Baseline blood profiles and DEXA scans done before and after 12 weeks of training with the help of kinesiology graduates from Concordia University kinesiology department.

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 8-12y
  • Prepubertal
  • Not on medications with known impact on weight loss

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pubertal
  • Uncontrolled thyroid condition
  • Type 2 diabetes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00460135

Canada, Quebec
Montreal Children's Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University Health Center
Principal Investigator: Laurent Legault, MD Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Laurent Legault,MD, MUHC Identifier: NCT00460135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PED-06-004 
Study First Received: April 11, 2007
Last Updated: March 3, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Pediatric Obesity
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
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