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Trim Tots Pre-school Obesity Prevention Programme (TrimTots)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: May 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Institute of Child Health
Randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention programme for mothers and children aged 1-5 years aimed at prevention of overweight and obesity.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Lifestyle intervention Behavioral: waiting list control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: TrimTots Pre-school Obesity Prevention Programme

Further study details as provided by Institute of Child Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass index [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular (CV) disease risk factors [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Physical activity (accelerometry) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Motor co-ordination (ABC battery). [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Motor co-ordination (ABC battery). Behaviour (general and dietary). [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • CV fitness (heart rate variability). [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Waist circumference [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 173
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Stratification by angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) genotype
Behavioral: Lifestyle intervention
Lifestyle intervention with Trim Tots pre-school programme.
Placebo Comparator: 2
Waiting list controls
Behavioral: waiting list control
waiting list control


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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Months to 72 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who are currently overweight/obese or at increased risk of becoming so and their mother or usual carer.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00675662

United Kingdom
Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1EH
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute of Child Health
Principal Investigator: Julie Lanigan Institute of Child Health
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Institute of Child Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00675662     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07NT14
First Submitted: May 8, 2008
First Posted: May 12, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2016
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by Institute of Child Health:
physical activity
Prevention of overweight and obesity in pre-school children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms