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Physical Activity in Youth: Implications for Reversing Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00739180
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 21, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2012
American Diabetes Association
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SoJung Lee, University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
In this randomized controlled trial, we will examine the effect of a 3-month exercise training (aerobic exercise versus resistance exercise) without calorie restriction on total and regional adiposity, and risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight children and adolescents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Abdominal Obesity Other: Control Other: Resistance Exercise Other: Aerobic exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Activity in Youth: Implications for Reversing Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : November 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Standard care control
Other: Control
Standard care control (no exercise)

Active Comparator: Aerobic Exercise Other: Aerobic exercise
Supervised aerobic exercise using treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals

Active Comparator: Resistance Exercise Other: Resistance Exercise
Supervised resistance exercise using stack weight equipments.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Abdominal obesity, visceral fat [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Insulin sensitivity and secretion, glucose tolerance [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy overweight (BMI >-95th) youth between 12 and 18 years of age
  • Waist circumference >-75th percentile
  • Sedentary (no structured exercise >2 times/week for past 6 months)
  • Non-smokers, non-diabetic, no medical conditions
  • Weight stable for past 3 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smokers,
  • diabetic,
  • psychiatric disorders,
  • syndromatic obesity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00739180

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United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
American Diabetes Association
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Principal Investigator: SoJung Lee, PhD University of Pittsburgh

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Responsible Party: SoJung Lee, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00739180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7-08-JF-27
First Posted: August 21, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by SoJung Lee, University of Pittsburgh:
Childhood obesity
Abdominal obesity
Visceral fat
Insulin resistance
Liver fat
Skeletal muscle lipid

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