Fitness, fatness and cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy children

Obesity, Pediatric, Heart
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 learn how levels of physical fitness and body fatness change in healthy children over a summer vacation or over a school semester. Evaluations will be run to determine whether various substances in the blood that indicate overall health of the heart and blood vessels change over these same time periods. The information gathered from this study will be used to understand how exercise can be used to help children and adolescents achieve a healthy body weight and levels of physical activity.
Healthy 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 testing sessions separated by summer vacation or a school semester. Following the subject's first visit to UC Irvine Medical Center, he or she will be asked to wear a device that measures how much exercise he or she does at home and school. The study schedule includes two visits of 1-1/2 hours each.
There will be no direct benefit to the participants from participation in the study.
Each participant will receive twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon completion of each study session.
Andria Pontello, Co-Investigator/Project Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics