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Richmond, Virginia 23298


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to identify significant racial and ethnical differences in risk factors for development of obesity and weight loss in adolescents in Central Virginia


Study summary:

- Participation for 6 months in a program incorporating exercise, nutritional counseling and behavioral support leads to measurable improvements in overall fitness, metabolic indicators and loss of body fat for obese adolescents. - Degree of loss of body fat, improved overall fitness and improvements in metabolic indicators can be correlated with the degree of compliance and participation for 6 months in the program. - Parental involvement and support can be correlated with the degree of compliance and participation in the program. - Socioeconomic factors can be correlated with the degree of compliance and participation in the program. - Cultural differences in diet, attitudes toward body shape, and family dynamics can be correlated with success or failure in a weight loss program. - Individual differences in self-esteem, self-discipline and feelings of connectedness with family members can be correlated with success or failure in a weight loss program.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 11-18 - Above 95th percentile for weight - Reside within 30 miles of program site - Ability to comprehend basic instructions - Ability to perform basic exercise movements Exclusion Criteria: - Having a metabolic disorder that causes weight gain - Having a cognitive deficit that impacts learning and comprehension - Having a physical defect that prevents exercise


NCT ID:

NCT00167830


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Edmond Wickham, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University Depts. of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Richmond, Virginia 23298
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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