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Water Induced Thermogenesis in Obese Children

This study has been completed.
Eden Springs
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Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: November 19, 2008
Last updated: August 1, 2013
Last verified: November 2008
Drinking water is largely advocated for obesity prevention and management. Recent studies have suggested that water has a thermogenic effect, this has not been examined in children. In this study, we will measure the resting metabolic rate of 21 obese children before, and during drinking cold (4 degrees centigrade)water for up to 60 minutes.

Condition Intervention
Other: Water

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Water Induced Thermogenesis in Obese Children

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Post-drinking Metabolic Rate [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    resting metabolic rate after drinking water

  • Baseline Metabolic Rate [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    baseline metabolic rate

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
obese children (body mass index > 95th percentile for age and sex) that will drink cold water
Other: Water
Children will drink 10 cc/kg of cold water(4 degrees centigrade)


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
obese children participating in a lifestyle education and weight management program.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • obesity
  • agreement and informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non-agreement
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00794469

Hadassah Optimal Sport Medicine Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Eden Springs
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gal Dubnov-Raz, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00794469     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GDR-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: November 19, 2008
Results First Received: June 21, 2009
Last Updated: August 1, 2013

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Resting metabolic rate processed this record on May 22, 2017