Effect of Exercise-Induced Weight Loss on Energy Metabolism

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Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Status

Completed

Conditions

Weight Loss
Metabolism

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01775163
PBRC 10008-A

Details and patient eligibility

About

The E-MECHANIC Ancillary Study will measure changes in 24-hour energy expenditure and spontaneous physical activity in a subset of 60 obese individuals enrolled in the main study. We aim to determine if changes in energy metabolism might explain why people don't lose the expected amount of weight in an exercise program.

Full description

This is an ancillary study to E-Mechanic, which is an National Institutes of Health study in 198 individuals with the objective to understand why certain people fail to lose weight in exercise programs. In E-Mechanic changes in body weight, body composition, energy intake and energy expenditure are measured before and after 3 different exercise programs of 24 weeks in duration. The 3 exercise programs being compared are self-directed exercise, low dose exercise and high dose exercise. The goal of this ancillary study is to undertake comprehensive assessments of energy metabolism in a metabolic chamber in a group of 60 obese individuals enrolled in the main study. We will compare differences in the changes in 24h energy expenditure and spontaneous physical activity between the 3 exercise programs. We will also test if changes in energy metabolism might explain why people don't lose the expected amount of weight after 24 weeks of exercise.

Enrollment

54 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 65 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Individuals enrolled in the E-MECHANIC main study (NCT#01264406) with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2.

Exclusion criteria

  • Not enrolled in the E-MECHANIC main study (NCT#01264406).
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) less than 30 kg/m2.

Trial design

54 participants in 3 patient groups

Self Directed Exercise
Description:
Participants randomized to the self-directed group will receive information on physical activity recommendations and guidelines on nutrition aimed at promoting weight loss. Participants will not be given a specific exercise recommendation in terms of weekly energy expenditure.
Low Intensity Exercise
Description:
Individuals assigned to the low dose exercise group will be required to expend 8 calories per kg of body weight per week in structured aerobic exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. The exercise intensity will be maintained at 65% of VO2peak. The caloric goal of each session will be calculated by dividing the weekly caloric expenditure goal by participant selected exercise frequency (i.e., 3, 4 or 5 times per week). The training program consists of a 3-min warm-up at a progressively increasing intensity until the prescribed training intensity is reached. All exercise sessions are conducted at the PBRC Fitness Center and will be supervised by staff trained on the aspects of the study protocol.
High Intensity Exercise
Description:
Individuals assigned to the low dose exercise group will be required to expend 20 calories per kg of body weight per week in structured aerobic exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. The exercise intensity will be maintained at 65% of VO2peak. The caloric goal of each session will be calculated by dividing the weekly caloric expenditure goal by participant selected exercise frequency (i.e., 3, 4 or 5 times per week). The training program consists of a 3-min warm-up at a progressively increasing intensity until the prescribed training intensity is reached. All exercise sessions are conducted at the PBRC Fitness Center and will be supervised by staff trained on the aspects of the study protocol.

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