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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2009
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McGill University Health Center

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Childhood Obesity Body Composition Resistance Training Insulin Resistance Behavioral: resistance training Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Impact of Resistance Exercise Training On Metabolic Dysregulation in Obese Children.
Study Start Date : April 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: RT
resistance training
Behavioral: resistance training
2 times a week resistance training

No Intervention: Routine care
General counseling on increasing physical exercise

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in body composition as per DEXA scans [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in insulin resistance as per HOMA score [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Laurent Legault,MD, MUHC Identifier: NCT00460135     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PED-06-004
First Posted: April 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Pediatric Obesity
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms