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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of lifestyle intervention on the management of childhood overweight and to explore the factors that contribute to the outcome, as well as the costs for the health care system. The hypotheses of the study are that lifestyle intervention is efficient in reducing BMI-SDS and thus effective in preventing overweight to progress to obesity, and it is also cost effective. The research is necessary for the development of overweight treatment, and try to find out the optimal duration and intensity for the treatment and content useful for clinical work.

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Methods and analyses: The aim of this study is to recruit 80 children and to randomize them either to an intervention group or a control group with standard care. Intervention group receive intensive, family-based diet and physical activity counseling, deliver by a multidisciplinary team of a pediatrician, a nurse and a clinical nutritionist. Control group do not receive any lifestyle intervention during the study. The inclusion criteria are weight-for-height ≥+40% or ≥+30% and increasing and age of 6-12 years. All participants fill out the study questionnaires and plasma samples are taken at baseline and at 12 months. Outcome variables will be compared between intervention and control groups. ;

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NCT number NCT06126679
Study type Interventional
Source Helsinki University Central Hospital
Status Active, not recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date January 2, 2019
Completion date December 1, 2024

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