Combined Intensive and Conventional Exercise on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xiao-Ying Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: August 15, 2011
Last updated: February 10, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The prevalence of NAFLD is 50-70% in obese people. A decrease of calorie intake and increase of physical activity are recommended as an effective approach for NAFLD. However, the exercise modes for NAFLD intervention is rarely studied. In the present study we aim to compare the effectiveness of intensive induced conventional, conventional and lifestyle counseling interventions on NAFLD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Other: Intensive exercise
Other: Conventional exercise
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Combined Intensive and Conventional Exercise Intervention of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Further study details as provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The change of intrahepatic triglyceride contents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The change of rate of metabolic syndrome [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intensive exercise
The subjects receive an intensive exercise for 6 months and a subsequent conventional exercise for another 6 months.
Other: Intensive exercise
Subjects conduct an aerobic exercise at 65-80% maximum oxygen consumption for 30 minutes each day, five days a week, totally for 6 months.Subsequently, moderate physical activity(3.0-6.0 MET h) at 150 min/wk for 6 months.
No Intervention: Lifestyle counseling
Subjects receive a general lifestyle counseling for 12 months
Experimental: Regular exercise
Subjects receive conventional exercise for 12 months
Other: Conventional exercise
Subjects receive moderate physical activity(3.0-6.0 MET h)per day, five days a week for 12 months


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  1. Subjects with NAFLD determined by MRS ;
  2. Age 40-65 years old;
  3. Waist circumference> 90cm for men and > 85cm for women.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01418027

The First Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen University
Xiamen, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Xiaoying Li, MD,PhD Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
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Responsible Party: Xiao-Ying Li, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01418027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCEMD011
Study First Received: August 15, 2011
Last Updated: February 10, 2014
Health Authority: China: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine:
hepatic triglycerides

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fatty Liver
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2014