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Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC)

Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC)

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To investigate: 1. risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms for overweight, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, psychic problems, dementia, and oral health problems 2. the effects of a long-term physical activity and dietary intervention on risk factors and pathophysiological mechanisms for these chronic diseases and conditions 3. whether genetic factors, fetal and early childhood growth, and sexual maturation modify the health effects of a long-term physical activity and dietary intervention 4. the causes of excess use of health care services and associated costs 5. the effects of a long-term physical activity and dietary intervention on the use of health care services and associated costs 6. the cost-efficiency of a long-term physical activity and dietary intervention in childhood and adolescence
Start Year
2007
End Year
2017
Funding
Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland, Social Insurance Institution of Finland , Research Committee of the Kuopio University Hospital Catchment Area
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD, PhD. Timo Lakka
    University of Eastern Finland

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort
Follow Up
The intervention included six physical activity and dietary counseling sessions during the 2-year follow-up (0.5, 1.5, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months after baseline).We invited the 506 participants of the baseline examinations for the 2-year follow-up examinations carried out in 2009-2011, and 440 (87%) of them participated. The intervention included seven physical activity and dietary counseling sessions between the 2-year and 8-year follow-up (24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, and 96 months after baseline).follow-up examinations to the 8-year follow-up examinations carried out between February 2016 and December 2017.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
506
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Children 6–8 years of age from the city of Kuopio, Finland. The sample has been divided the remaining 506 children in the physical activity and dietary intervention group (306 children) and the control group (200 children).

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