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The Impact of Obesity on Children and Adolescents.

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: NCT01231152
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2012 by George S. Stergiou, University of Athens.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
George S. Stergiou, University of Athens

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to investigate the association of obesity with arterial blood pressure, atherosclerosis, target organ damage (heart, arteries, kidney) and insulin resistance in children and young adolescents.

Condition or disease
Obesity Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Relation of Obesity With Metabolic Disorders, Inflammation Markers and Arterial Blood Pressure With Preclinical Target-organ Damage in Children and Young Adolescents.
Study Start Date : September 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood Pressure levels, Target organ damage (Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, IMT, pulse wave velocity, microalbuminuria), Insulin Resistance [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children and adolescents referred for increased body weight.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight (85th<BMI<95th percentile) and obese (BMI>=95th percentile) children and adolescents
  • No medication treatment (apart from bronchodilators, T4 in euthyroid children)
  • No severe mental problem
  • Parents' and patients' signed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe chronic or acute cardiac disease or other severe chronic or acute disease
  • Any acute inflammation
  • Familial dyslipidemia
  • Clinical hypothyroidism or other endocrinopathy
  • Poor compliance.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01231152

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Hypertension Center, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens Recruiting
Athens, Greece
Contact: George S Stergiou, MD    +302107763117   
Principal Investigator: George S Stergiou, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Athens
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Principal Investigator: George S Stergiou University of Athens
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Responsible Party: George S. Stergiou, Associate Professor of Medicine and Hypertension, University of Athens Identifier: NCT01231152    
Other Study ID Numbers: OB10
First Posted: November 1, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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