Adequate Dairy Intake on Weight Change in Girls (DQ)
SPECIFIC AIM The aim of this study is to determine if increasing calcium intake to recommended levels with dairy foods in adolescent females with habitually low calcium intake and above-the-median body mass index (BMI) for sex and age will decrease body fat gain compared to similar females who continue their low calcium intake. .
HYPOTHESIS Post-menarcheal adolescent girls with habitually low calcium intake who consume dairy foods providing at least 1200 mg of calcium per day will have a smaller increase in percent body fat, as measured by dual energy absorptiometry, during one year than post-menarcheal adolescent girls on a usual diet of 600 mg of calcium per day or less.
|Obesity||Behavioral: counseling on increasing calcium intake Other: observation|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Optimal Levels of Dietary Dairy on Modulation of Adolescent Weight|
- percent change in body fat [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: high calcium diet||
Behavioral: counseling on increasing calcium intake
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents ingest at least four servings of dairy food and at least 1300 mg calcium per day.
|Active Comparator: normal calcium diet||
observe normal dairy intake
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01066806
|United States, Nebraska|
|Creighton University Medical Center, Osteoporosis Research Center|
|Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131|
|Principal Investigator:||Joan M Lappe, PhD||Creighton University, Osteoporosis Research Center|