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Study to Determine How Exercise and Calcium Affect Pubertal Bone (Exkids)

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: NCT01087138
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2010
Information provided by:
Creighton University

Brief Summary:
To determine if increasing the amount of calcium that girls eat or the degree of exercise in which they participate will increase their bone strength.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bone Health Behavioral: exercise Behavioral: exercise and calcium Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 134 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Exercise and Calcium Foods on Pubertal Bone Gain
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise
exercise class 3x's/week
Behavioral: exercise
exercise class 3x's/week

Experimental: exercise and calcium intake
exercise class 3x's/week and 1500mg calcium/day
Behavioral: exercise and calcium
exercise class 3x's/week and 1500mg calcium intake

No Intervention: usual exercise and calcium
usual exercise and calcium intake

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 9-10 years of age
  • Premenarcheal
  • Female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • corticosteroid or anticonvulsant therapy
  • lactose intolerance or milk allergy
  • family history of hypercholesterolemia
  • mental or physical handicaps
  • chronic disease
  • body mass index ³ 85th percentile for age and gender
  • baseline calcium intake of > 1100 mg/day
  • participation in team sports > 3 times per week

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01087138

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United States, Nebraska
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131
Sponsors and Collaborators
Creighton University
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Responsible Party: Joan M. Lappe, Creighton University Identifier: NCT01087138    
Other Study ID Numbers: 97-11384
First Posted: March 16, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010
Keywords provided by Creighton University:
bone health
bone density
bone mass
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs