Exercise, cytokines and growth factors in overweight children

Obesity, Pediatric
Dan M. Cooper, MD
General Clinical Research Center (Bldg. 25, 2nd floor), UC Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Orange CA 92868
This research project was designed to better understand how exercise affects growth in overweight children. The information gathered from this study will be used to understand how exercise influences the hormones that control growth and whether or not these responses are affected by body weight. This knowledge will be used to better understand how exercise can be used to help children and adolescents achieve a health body weight.
Healthy and overweight children and adolescent males and non-pregnant females (age 6-18) who have not trained as a competitive athlete.
Each test and control participant will be asked to participate in two separate sessions separated by at least one day. The study schedule is: the first visit is two hours long and the second visit will take three hours.
There will be no direct benefit to the participants from participation in the study.
Each participant will receive fifty dollars ($50.00) upon completion of both study sessions.
Andria Pontello, Co-Investigator/Project Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics