Sports to Prevent Obesity: Feasibility and Pilot RCT

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00186173


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.

Official Title

Sports to Prevent Obesity: Feasibility and Pilot RCT

Stanford Investigator(s)


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


behavioral: After school sports program

behavioral: After school health education

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305