The Effect of Dairy on Bone Mass and Body Composition in 4th-8th Grade Boys and Girls
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Collaborator||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Start date||March 2008|
|End date||June 2012|
|Trial size||240 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00635583, 1482|
Building stronger bones during pubertal growth could reduce lifelong fracture risk. This project is an 18 month dairy intervention study for overweight and healthy weight 4th-8th grade boys and girls. Half of the girls will receive dairy products to add to their habitual diet (milk, yogurt, and cheese) to equal three products per day, while the other half will remain on their normal diet. All participants will attend four study visits, each 6 months apart. At these visits height, weight, bone density and geometry, and fat and lean mass will be measured. This study aims to show that meeting calcium requirements by eating dairy products builds bigger, stronger bones, and that this effect may be enhanced in overweight boys and girls. The effect of the dairy intervention on body fat, lean mass, and weight, as well as the mechanisms and predictors of changes in bone mass and size and body composition will also be evaluated.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Changes in bone density and geometry as measured with DEXA and pQCT.
time frame: 18 months
Changes in fat and lean body mass as measured with DEXA.
time frame: 18 months
Male or female participants from 9 years up to 14 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Males and females in 4th-8th grade - Generally healthy - BMI percentile 5-70% for age or >85% for age - Baseline calcium intake less than or equal to 800mg/d Exclusion Criteria: - History of any illness known to affect bone mass accrual (diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, childhood malignancy). - A broken bone in the last six months. - Consume more than 800 mg Calcium/d.
|Official title||Influence of Dairy on Bone Accrual and Bone Size and Fat and Lean Mass in Early Pubertal Overweight vs. Healthy-weight Boys and Girls|
|Principal investigator||Connie M Weaver, PhD|
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