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Sports to Prevent Obesity: Feasibility and Pilot RCT

The purpose of this study is to learn whether overweight children who participate in an after school sports program improve their health as much as overweight children in a more traditional health education program.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: Association of American Medical Colleges

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: After school sports program
  • Behavioral: After school health education


Phase 1/Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   - In 4th or 5th grade of a participating school at time of enrollment

   - BMI greater than or equal to the 85th percentile on the 2000 CDC growth charts

   - Medical clearance obtained from primary care provider

Exclusion Criteria:

Our goal is to be inclusive as possible, however, children will not be eligible to
participate if they:

   - have a condition that limits their participation in physical activity enough that they
   are not able to participate in Physical Education at school (e.g. significant
   structural heart disease)

   - are pregnant

   - have been diagnosed with a chronic illness that affects their growth and/or weight
   (e.g., type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease)

   - have taken systemic steroids (oral, intravenous, or intramuscular) for a period of
   more than 21 days in the past year

   - are taking other medications potentially affecting their growth and/or weight (e.g.
   methylphenidate HCL)

   - are unable to complete the informed consent process

Ages Eligible for Study

N/A - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting