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The HOT versus COT trial aims to compare the effectiveness of two different lifestyle interventions for treatment of childhood overweight and obesity with the purpose of informing future clinical practice guidelines within this field. The aim is to conduct this investigation in an optimal trial design with the lowest possible risk of bias.


Clinical Trial Description

Obesity is a chronic, progressive, and severe disease that compromises growth, development, and the general health and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults all around the globe. Current treatment within this field varies considerably, but the prevailing concept is that treatment should be lifelong with a focus on implementing and maintaining changes regarding diet, physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep, etc. The Holbæk Obesity Treatment (HOT) is built on the understanding that obesity is a complex chronic disease regulated by a neuroendocrine system, where weight-reducing actions initiate counteractive mechanisms to defend fat mass. Conventional obesity treatment (COT) is based on a view that obesity results from energy imbalances and focuses on motivation, few changes at a time, and a narrative approach towards healthy energy intake and physical activity. These two approaches represent fundamentally different treatments of overweight and obesity. ;


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NCT number NCT05038683
Study type Interventional
Source Zealand University Hospital
Contact Jens-Christian Holm, Ph.d., MD
Phone +4559484192
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date September 2021
Completion date January 2025