Health Effects of Commuter Cycling

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2011
TrygFonden, Denmark
Information provided by:
University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether cycling to school is effective in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prevention Behavioral: Cycling to school Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Physical activity plays a crucial role in relation to prevent a clustering of risk factors. In adults a lower all-cause mortality has been found in those cycling to work compared to inactive commuters. It thus seems possible that cycling to school will entail health beneficial effects for children.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Health Effects of Commuter Cycling
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control group
Experimental: Cycling to school Behavioral: Cycling to school
Regular cycling to school

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fitness [ Time Frame: Day 0, Day 120 ]
    Difference in VO2max determined by use of a metabolic cart

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: Day 0, Day 120 ]
    Metabolic syndrome as defined by the international diabetes federation based upon: obesity(from age and gender adjusted BMI),TG,HDL,blood pressure,glucose (fasting)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • passive commuted to school last 6 months, own a bike

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 2 km to school

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01236222

University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, 5230
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars Østergaard, University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT01236222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Cycling
First Posted: November 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by University of Southern Denmark:
commuter cycling
metabolic syndrome