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Sports to Prevent Obesity

The purpose of this study is to learn whether overweight children who participate in an after school team 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: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Stanford Investigator(s):


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




Inclusion Criteria:

   - In the participating school district

   - 8-11.9 years old

   - BMI >= 85th percentile for age and sex on the 2000 Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
   growth charts

   - Clearance to participate from medical care provider

   - Willing, able, and available to attend an after school program

   - Not planning to move from school district within the next 12 months

   - Speaks and reads English or Spanish

   - Child has not repeated more than one grade in school

   - Completion of signed active informed consent (parent or guardian) and assent (child)
   to participate, which includes a description of the two interventions and requires
   their willingness to be randomized.

Exclusion Criteria:

The investigators' goal is to be as 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)

   - 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 affecting their growth and/or weight [e.g.
   methylphenidate hydrochloride (HCL)]

   - Are pregnant

   - Are unable to complete the informed consent process

Ages Eligible for Study

8 Years - 11 Years

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