Mechanisms of exercise modulation of human growth - Three separate studies - STUDY 3 - Prospective training study (members of high school sports teams and similar group not in sports teams as controls.)

Bone & Muscle, Pediatric
Dan M. Cooper, MD
UC Irvine Medical Center and UC Irvine main campus
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.
Nine testing sessions over an approximate six month period
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) for participation in the field study for a possible total of one hundred five dollars ($105.00).
Andria Pontello, Co-Investigator/Project Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics