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Longitudinal Assessment of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Parameters in Obese and Lean Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2017 by Antje Koerner, Prof. Dr. med., University of Leipzig.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 24, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2017
German Research Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Antje Koerner, Prof. Dr. med., University of Leipzig

Brief Summary:

The investigators hypothesize that cardiovascular and metabolic alterations due to obesity already manifest at childhood age.

To identify these alterations and risk factors, the investigators have established a cohort of 177 healthy obese and lean control children, age ranging from 6y to 18y, for evaluation of cardiovascular and metabolic parameters, as well as quantification of biomarkers of obesity and inflammation. Follow-up analyses are planned after 2 years (completed) and additionally after 5, 7 and 9 years.

In addition, the investigators will assess the effects of increased physical activity and exercise on cardiovascular function.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Leipzig Artherobesity Childhood Cohort
Actual Study Start Date : April 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2020

Lean children
n=100 (anticipated), n=70 currently Age: 6-25 years BMI-SDS: -1.88 to +1.23 , currently -0.25±0.77; Height-SDS: > - 2 SDS, currently 0.03±1.07;
Obese children
n=106 Age: 6-25 years BMI-SDS: >1.23 , currently 2.41±0.52; Height-SDS: > - 2 SDS, currently 0.80±1.18;
Obese Exercise Group
Obese children will engage in increased physical activity (one to two lessons per week) at 40-60 and 60-80% of maximal exercise capacity (n=50 each anticipated). Within the frame of the study we will assess the effect of the exercise on cardiovascular outcomes.
Classical Lifestyle Intervention
Obese children will receive a classical lifestyle intervention, including dietary, activity and psychosocial counselling (n=50 anticipated). Within the frame of the study we will assess the effect of the exercise on cardiovascular outcomes.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cardiovascular dysfunction [ Time Frame: 7 years ]
    Assessment of endothelial function, carotid intima media thickness, blood pressure, echocardiography, exercise capacity, insulin sensitivity by oGTT, serum lipids

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Serum samples, samples from oral glucose tolerance tests (oGTT), EDTA/DNA samples, primary cells (endothelial progenitor cells), peripheral blood mononuclear cells), urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Obese children from our out-patient department in Leipzig, Germany Lean children community-based from Leipzig

Inclusion Criteria:

  • height -2 to +2 SDS
  • pubertal stage adequate for age
  • no medications
  • written consent of guardians and children≥12y
  • weight ≥ -2 SDS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • secondary/syndromal obesity
  • known existing hypertension
  • chronic disease (eg. errors of metabolism)
  • acute illness (eg. respiratory tract infection)
  • previous hypertensive or antidiabetic treatment- weight loss attempts 6 weeks prior to assessment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01605123

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Contact: Antje Koerner, MD Antje.Kö
Contact: Kathrin Scheuermann

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LIFE Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases, University of Leipzig Recruiting
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 04103
Contact: Wieland Kiess, Prof. MD   
Contact: LIFE Child   
Principal Investigator: Wieland Kiess, Prof., MD         
Principal Investigator: Antje Körner, Prof.,MD         
University Leipzig Medical Center, Department of Women and Child Health, Center for Pediatric Research Recruiting
Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 04103
Contact: Wieland Kiess, MD   
Principal Investigator: Körner Antje, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Leipzig
German Research Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Antje Körner, MD University of Leipzig
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Felix JF, Bradfield JP, Monnereau C, van der Valk RJ, Stergiakouli E, Chesi A, Gaillard R, Feenstra B, Thiering E, Kreiner-Møller E, Mahajan A, Pitkänen N, Joro R, Cavadino A, Huikari V, Franks S, Groen-Blokhuis MM, Cousminer DL, Marsh JA, Lehtimäki T, Curtin JA, Vioque J, Ahluwalia TS, Myhre R, Price TS, Vilor-Tejedor N, Yengo L, Grarup N, Ntalla I, Ang W, Atalay M, Bisgaard H, Blakemore AI, Bonnefond A, Carstensen L; Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (BMDCS); Early Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, Eriksson J, Flexeder C, Franke L, Geller F, Geserick M, Hartikainen AL, Haworth CM, Hirschhorn JN, Hofman A, Holm JC, Horikoshi M, Hottenga JJ, Huang J, Kadarmideen HN, Kähönen M, Kiess W, Lakka HM, Lakka TA, Lewin AM, Liang L, Lyytikäinen LP, Ma B, Magnus P, McCormack SE, McMahon G, Mentch FD, Middeldorp CM, Murray CS, Pahkala K, Pers TH, Pfäffle R, Postma DS, Power C, Simpson A, Sengpiel V, Tiesler CM, Torrent M, Uitterlinden AG, van Meurs JB, Vinding R, Waage J, Wardle J, Zeggini E, Zemel BS, Dedoussis GV, Pedersen O, Froguel P, Sunyer J, Plomin R, Jacobsson B, Hansen T, Gonzalez JR, Custovic A, Raitakari OT, Pennell CE, Widén E, Boomsma DI, Koppelman GH, Sebert S, Järvelin MR, Hyppönen E, McCarthy MI, Lindi V, Harri N, Körner A, Bønnelykke K, Heinrich J, Melbye M, Rivadeneira F, Hakonarson H, Ring SM, Smith GD, Sørensen TI, Timpson NJ, Grant SF, Jaddoe VW; Early Growth Genetics (EGG) Consortium; Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study BMDCS. Genome-wide association analysis identifies three new susceptibility loci for childhood body mass index. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Jan 15;25(2):389-403. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv472. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Antje Koerner, Prof. Dr. med., Prof. Dr. med., University of Leipzig Identifier: NCT01605123    
Other Study ID Numbers: KFO152/SFB1052-C5
First Posted: May 24, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Antje Koerner, Prof. Dr. med., University of Leipzig:
endothelial function
cardiovascular dysfunction
carotid intima media thickness
blood pressure
oral glucose tolerance test
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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