Reduction of Abdominal Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Women

This study has been completed.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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Queen's University Identifier:
First received: April 21, 2008
Last updated: April 22, 2008
Last verified: April 2008
The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of equivalent diet- or exercise-induced weight loss and related insulin resistance in abdominally obese women.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Diet Weight Loss
Behavioral: Exercise Weight Loss
Behavioral: Exercise Without Weight Loss

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reduction of Abdominal Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Women

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Further study details as provided by Queen's University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Abdominal Obesity [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Insulin Resistance [ Time Frame: 4 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: April 1999
Study Completion Date: December 2003
Primary Completion Date: December 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: C
Active Comparator: DWL
Diet Weight Loss
Behavioral: Diet Weight Loss
Active Comparator: EWL
Exercise Weight Loss
Behavioral: Exercise Weight Loss
Active Comparator: EWS
Exercise Without Weight Loss
Behavioral: Exercise Without Weight Loss


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Premenopausal women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smokers and diabetics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00664495

Canada, Ontario
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen's University
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Principal Investigator: Robert Ross, PhD Queen's University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Queen's University Identifier: NCT00664495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ross 1999
Study First Received: April 21, 2008
Last Updated: April 22, 2008
Health Authority: Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Keywords provided by Queen's University:
Obesity, exercise, diet, insulin resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Obesity, Abdominal
Body Weight
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
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