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Water Induced Thermogenesis in Obese Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00794469
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2008
Results First Posted : November 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2013
Eden Springs
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Other: Water

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Water Induced Thermogenesis in Obese Children
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Drinking Water

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
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)

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

  2. Baseline Metabolic Rate [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    baseline metabolic rate

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00794469

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Hadassah Optimal Sport Medicine Center
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Eden Springs
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Responsible Party: Gal Dubnov-Raz, Hadassah Medical Organization
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00794469    
Other Study ID Numbers: GDR-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: November 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2013
Last Verified: November 2008
Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
Resting metabolic rate