Overweight Children - Boys and Girls age 8-12

(IRB 052012-076)

This research study investigates whether breathing limitations, breathlessness on exertion and exercise intolerance are greater in overweight children as compared with normal weight children.

Participants will receive:  

  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Exercise tests
  • Compensation for participant’s time (4 visits over 1 year needed for the study)

Qualifications for this research study are:

  • Boys and Girls  8 - 12 years old
  • Able to ride on an exercise bike
  • Able to follow directions
  • No heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, no sleep apnea

If you are interested in participating in this research study, please contact Rubria at 214-345-6574 or IEEMLung@TexasHealth.org