Improvement of Physical Activity and Correction of Body Mass Index in School Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2006 by University of Leipzig.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2007
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University of Leipzig

September 13, 2005
September 15, 2005
September 10, 2007
July 2005
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Improvement of maximal oxygen uptake
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Improvement of Physical Activity and Correction of Body Mass Index in School Children
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There is an increasing incidence of overweight children in Germany, due to a lack of physical activity.

The aim of this study is to improve physical fitness and activity in school children. Two classes in different schools are provided with additional sport lessons over a period of one year.

The increasing incidence of overweight children in Germany is due to a lack of physical activity and intake of unhealthy food. The importance of physical activity for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in adults was shown in several trials. Therefore we provide additional sport lessons over the period of one year in two defined schools in Leipzig with the aim to improve physical fitness in school children. Two other classes with the -in germany- usual quantity of sport classes served as control classes.

In all classes at the beginning and at the end of the school year blood samples were taken, and a clinical investigation, a coordination test for children and a spiroergometer were performed. Additionally each child had to fill out a questionnaire.

Endurance training is emphasized in the sport lessons.

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Behavioral: physical exercise
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December 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • School class

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Condition precluding exercise
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
9 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
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University of Leipzig
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Principal Investigator: Gerhard Schuler, Professor University of Leipzig
University of Leipzig
September 2006

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