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Activity and Metformin Intervention in Obese Adolescents (REACH)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00934570
First Posted: July 8, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2012
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Collaborator:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cheryl, Lawson Health Research Institute
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the sustainability of a two-year intervention aimed at improving body mass index (BMI) and metabolic and vascular health in obese youth. The study will compare lifestyle changes with diet and exercise alone with changes in lifestyle in combination with metformin medication. An initial intensive exercise program will also be compared with a standard exercise program.

Hypothesis: Metformin therapy in combination with intensive lifestyle intervention in obese children and adolescents will be associated with reduced rate of weight gain, improved BMI, body composition, physical activity, physical fitness, insulin sensitivity, blood lipid profiles, adipocytokines and vascular function.


Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity Type 2 Diabetes Drug: Metformin and standard exercise Drug: Metformin Intensive exercise Behavioral: Placebo Standard exercise Behavioral: Intensive exercise Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reduction of Adolescent Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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Further study details as provided by Cheryl, Lawson Health Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in BMI [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in physical activity [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Metformin, Standard exercise
Lifestyle intervention with metformin and standard exercise program.
Drug: Metformin and standard exercise
Metformin 1500 mg daily for 2 years
Other Name: GlumetzaTM 500 mg Extended Release
Placebo Comparator: Placebo, Standard exercise
Lifestyle intervention with placebo and standard exercise program
Behavioral: Placebo Standard exercise
Standard exercise
Active Comparator: Metformin, Intensive exercise
Lifestyle intervention with metformin and intensive exercise
Drug: Metformin Intensive exercise
Metformin 1500 mg daily for 2 years
Other Name: GlumetzaTM 500 mg Extended Release
Placebo Comparator: Placebo, Intensive exercise
Lifestyle intervention with placebo and intensive exercise program.
Behavioral: Intensive exercise
Placebo Intensive exercise

Detailed Description:
This study will assess the sustainability of a two-year intervention and the degree of improvement in body mass index (BMI) and reduction in risk factors for type 2 diabetes and diabetes related cardiovascular disease, as well as evaluating the additive effect of metformin (as GlumetzaTM 500 mg Extended Release Tablets) and comparing an initial intensive exercise program with a standard exercise program. The study will recruit obese youth who are at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese adolescents defined as BMI greater than the 95th percentile for age and gender
  • Metformin naive subjects

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Elevated fasting plasma glucose ≥ 6.0 mmol/L
  • 2 hour plasma glucose ≥ 11.1 mmol/L after a standard glucose load
  • A1C > 6.0%
  • Medication other than "over the counter" drugs, oral contraceptive pill or thyroid hormone replacement
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine > the upper limit of normal)
  • Hepatic dysfunction (> 1.5 times the upper limit of normal for AST and ALT)
  • Latex Allergy
  • Hypersensitivity to metformin or its ingredients
  • Breast feeding
  • Subjects with a history of lactic acidosis
  • Abnormal creatinine clearance
  • HIV, HBV, and HCV infections
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Severe mental disorders
  • Subjects who are planning radiologic exams involving in i.v. injection of iodinated contract materials
  • Participation in another clinical trial
  • Significant history or presence of cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, immunologic, endocrine, neurologic disorders
  • Malignant diseases
  • Previous exposure to any pharmaceutical antidiabetic agent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00934570


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cheril Clarson, MD Lawson Health Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Cheryl, Dr Cheril Clarson, Lawson Health Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00934570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R-08-259
15590 ( Other Identifier: REB )
First Submitted: July 6, 2009
First Posted: July 8, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Cheryl, Lawson Health Research Institute:
Obesity
Metformin
Physical activity
Cardiovascular health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Metformin
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs