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NCT number NCT01722136
Study type Interventional
Source University of South Carolina
Contact Kim Bowyer
Phone 803-777-8291
Email CHAPMAKP@mailbox.sc.edu
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 2012
Completion date August 2016

Clinical Trial Summary

The overall goal is to determine whether any energy expenditure compensation in response to 16 weeks of aerobic exercise at a higher-dose is greater compared to a lower-dose intervention in older women, and to begin to investigate underlying physiological mechanisms that influence energy expenditure changes in older women.


Clinical Trial Description

The overall goal is to determine whether any energy expenditure compensation in response to 16 weeks of aerobic exercise at a higher-dose is greater compared to a lower-dose intervention in older women, and to begin to investigate underlying physiological mechanisms that influence energy expenditure changes in older women. Changes in all components of energy expenditure, as well as concentrations of plasma leptin and serum free T3, in response to the two different exercise programs (14 and 8 kcal/kg body weight weekly, 60-65% VO2max, 4 days/wk) will be compared in older, non-obese women (60-75 yrs, BMI=18-30 kg/m2).

Specific Aim 1: To determine whether differential changes in total daily energy expenditure and its components occur in older women in response to two exercise programs of different doses. State-of-the-art methods will be used (total daily energy expenditure by doubly labeled water; non-exercise activity thermogenesis using Physical Activity Monitoring System; resting metabolic rate and thermic effect of food via indirect calorimetry).

Primary Hypothesis: Due to a greater decline in NEAT, women will exhibit a smaller increase in total daily energy expenditure in response to the higher-dose, compared to the lower-dose, exercise program, despite greater increases in resting metabolic rate and thermic effect of food.

Specific Aim 2: To explore whether differential changes occur in plasma leptin and serum free triiodo-L-thyronine (free T3) concentrations in older women in response to 16-week aerobic exercise programs of two different doses.

We hypothesize that in response to the higher-dose exercise program, women will exhibit larger decreases in plasma leptin and serum free T3 concentrations, compared to the lower-dose exercise program.

We will also determine whether women exhibit greater improvements in plasma lipids, insulin sensitivity (using homeostasis model assessment, HOMA, score), blood pressure, and aerobic fitness in response to the higher-dose, compared to the lower-dose, exercise program.


Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


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