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Lifestyle in Pregnancy and Offspring (LiPO)

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mette Tanvig, Odense University Hospital
Children born to obese women are at risk of increased adiposity and later adverse metabolic outcomes. We have conducted a follow-up study on an existing clinical trial, called the LiP study (Lifestyle in Pregnancy), registration number NCT00530439,in which 360 obese pregnant women were randomized to either lifestyle intervention or routine obstetric care. This present study follows the children until 3 years of age. We have the hypothesis, that the intervention during pregnancy results in a lower degree of adiposity and metabolic risk factors in the offspring. Clinical examination is taking place at age 2.5-3 years including anthropometric measurements, Dual energy x-ray (DXA) scans and blood samples measuring metabolic markers.

Condition Intervention
Offspring BMI Standard Deviation Score. Childhood Obesity Adiposity Body Composition Metabolic Risk Factors Behavioral: Lifestyle intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Lifestyle Intervention in Pregnancy - Follow-up on the Offspring in Early Childhood.

Further study details as provided by Mette Tanvig, Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index standard deviation score [ Time Frame: On average 2.9 years of age ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Fat mass percent [ Time Frame: On average 2.9 years of age ]
    Fat mass estimated by dxa scans.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Anthropometric and metabolic risk factors and bone mineralization [ Time Frame: On average 2.9 years of age ]
    BMI, Skinfold thicknesses, abdominal circumference, hip circumference, abdominal to hip circumference ratio, height, weight. DXA scan: fat mass, fat mass percent, lean mass, lean mass percent, body fat distribution. Bone mass density, bone mass content. Fasting blood glucose, HbA1C, fasting insulin, fasting c-peptide, fasting lipids; HDL; LDL, triglycerides, total cholesterol. 25-hydroxy vitamin D. Bone mineralization measured by dual energy x-ray

Enrollment: 157
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifestyle intervention
The active intervention consisted of two major components: dietary counseling and physical activity. Dietary counseling was performed by trained dieticians on four separate occasions at 15, 20, 28 and 35 weeks gestation.
Behavioral: Lifestyle intervention
Energy requirements for each participant were individually estimated according to weight and level of activity during pregnancy. Women in the active intervention group were encouraged to be moderately physically active 30-60 minutes a day.Women in this group also had free full time membership in a fitness center for six months. In the fitness centers they had closed training classes with trained physiotherapists for one hour each week.
No Intervention: Control


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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Months to 40 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children born to women who were part of the preceding LiP study and who completed the LiP study until birth. Inclusion criteria for the LiP study:
  • singleton pregnant
  • BMI >/= 30 and </= 45 E xclusion Criteria for preceding LiP study:
  • Chronic diseases
  • Not Danish speaking
  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Preterm delivery in earlier pregnancies
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01918319

Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mette Tanvig, MD Department of endocrinology, Odense University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mette Tanvig, Medical Doctor, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01918319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LiPO
First Submitted: August 2, 2013
First Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pediatric Obesity
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms