Nutrition and Soccer for Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00365651
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2007
Mississippi University for Women
MUW Southern Women's Institute
Information provided by:
Leach Chiropractic Clinic

August 15, 2006
August 17, 2006
May 21, 2007
June 2006
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BMI [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
Body Mass Index
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My Tips for Families Quiz [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
My Tips for Families Quiz
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Nutrition and Soccer for Pediatric Overweight and Obesity
Multi Intervention Approach to Pediatric Overweight and Obesity: A Randomized Control Group Trial
This study will examine whether two months of youth soccer, combined with a single brief behavioral/nutritional intervention, can reduce BMI in 5th grade overweight or obese females.
Female overweight and obese public school students will be recruited during the summer of 2006 based on FitnessGram testing done by graduate students at MSU during their prior (4th grade) school year. After receiving informed consent from parent/child, the subjects will be checked for height/weight and other screening criteria, then exposed to 2005 My Pyramid for Kids, "Tips for Families" information, and watch a short 8 minute DVD that discusses the importance of exercise and fitness by way of interviewing two club level female soccer players of equivalent age. Subjects will then be randomly assigned to fall youth soccer in Starkville, or spring youth soccer, after first phase data collection occurs in November, 2006.
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
Procedure: Youth Soccer
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December 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • obese or overweight 4th grade public school student in Starkville

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to run or physical disease or disability
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
9 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
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United States
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Leach Chiropractic Clinic
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • MUW Southern Women's Institute
Principal Investigator: Robert A Leach, DC, MS(c) Leach Chiropractic Clinic, Inc
Study Chair: Joyce M Yates, Ed.D. Mississippi University for Women
Leach Chiropractic Clinic
May 2007

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