Resistance versus endurance exercise training within a standardized 1year obesity treatment program for obese children and adolescents: a feasibility study (Dr. habil. Susann Blüher, completed)

Already in children and adolescents abdominal obesity leads to a higher risk for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. In this study it is being tested which kind of physical training (strengths vs. endurance training) within a structured obesity therapy-program is more effective to reduce waist circumference and thus the health hazards. For one year 8 to 18 year-olds participate in a standardized and certified training (by med. societies). Extensive data is being collected: body parameters, laboratory tests, psychological and physical health status.

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This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (100-13-22042013). The project is recorded in the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS) with the number DRKS00005656.

Duration: 01.09.2013 - 30.04.2015

Head of project

Dipl. Sportwiss. Mario Wagner; PD Dr. med. Susann Blüher

PD Dr. med. Susann Blüher

Head of research group "Preventive Medicine"
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

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susann [dot] blueher [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de