This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions overweight, obesity
Sponsor Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Collaborator Karolinska Institutet
Start date January 2011
End date December 2017
Trial size 300 participants
Trial identifier NCT02396784, EarlySTOPP-CN


Early STOPP project promotes good health in children from early age by supporting good habits for the whole family. Our aim is to see if we can prevent overweight and obesity in children in families where parents are overweight or obese. Normal weight parents will also be needed in this study.

Background: Several daily habits lead to less favorable health factors. For example, using the car instead of cycling or walking - leads to less activity in everyday life. Individuals also eat more unhealthy foods in larger portions. In combination with genetics, social in heritage and surrounding factors this contributes to increase overweight and obesity among children not only in adults but also in children.

Good treatment for childhood obesity are lacking, making prevention very important. The earlier good habits are introduced to a child the better it is.

In Early STOPP project we study food, physical activity and sleep habits in the families with a child of one year of age. The height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure will be recorded in both child and parents. The parents will answer questionnaires about food, physical activity and sleeping habits for both the child and themselves. During the study, the child's physical activity will be measured. Based on our observations we aim to develop the preventive strategies for the families with very young children.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
One parent has a BMI of greater than or equal to 28, or both parents have a BMI of greater than or equal to 24
Both parents have a BMI of smaller than 24

Primary Outcomes

Body Mass Index score(BMI sds) at the age 6 years
time frame: 5 years

Secondary Outcomes

sleeping hehavior
time frame: 5 years
time frame: 5 years
physical activity and sedentary behavious
time frame: 5 years
dietary intake
time frame: 5 years
socioeconomic factors
time frame: 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

All participants from 1 year up to 6 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - one obese or two overweight parents, 1 year old child Exclusion Criteria: - weight effecting diseases

Additional Information

Official title A Randomised Controlled Trial for Overweight and Obese Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity - China
Principal investigator Tanja Sobko, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Huazhong University of Science and Technology.