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Health Effects of Commuter Cycling

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01236222
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2011
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Study Description
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
Prevention Behavioral: Cycling to school

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 Design

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
Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Study Completion Date : June 2011
Arms and Interventions

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


Outcome Measures

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)


Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 2 km to school
Contacts and Locations

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


Locations
Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, 5230
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern Denmark
TrygFonden, Denmark
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars Østergaard, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov 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
fitness
metabolic syndrome
children