Mechanisms of exercise modulation of human growth - Three separate studies - STUDY 2 - Prospective training study

Bone & Muscle, Pediatric
Dan M. Cooper, MD
UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and UC Irvine Campus in Irvine
The broad theme of research in our laboratory is to understand how physical activity influences growth and development in children and adolescents.
Healthy prepubertal males and females (age 8-10 years), late pubertal males (age 15-17 years), and late pubertal females (age 14-16 years). This study is focused on understanding growth and exercise as it occurs in children without chronic diseases or disabilities, specifically so that in future studies we can examine the effects of disease on exercise and growth in children.
Subjects assigned to the training group will be expected to participate in training sessions over approximately eight months plus nine testing sessions. Subjects assigned to the control group will be expected to attend the nine testing sessions for the training group over approximately six months.
There will be no direct benefit to the participants from participation in the study.
Ten dollars ($10.00) per visit to UC Irvine Medical Center and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per visit to UC Irvine Campus for a possible total of one hundred five dollars ($105.00).
Andria Pontello, Co-Investigator/Project Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics