Feasibility of a media-supported high-intensity interval training program for overweight and obese adolescents (Dr. habil. Susann Blüher, completed)

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) compared to endurance training leads in adults to a lower risk for cardiovascular diseases. This has not been examined for adolescents yet. Thus, this study examines the effect of HIIT in overweight and obese adolescents. The aim is to check the feasibility of a six month high-intensity interval training for overweight and obese adolescents at the age of 14 to 18. Additionally, one of the adolescent sport groups gets motivating messages via SMS and has access to a special internet portal. The participants will be examined in the beginning and at the end of the training period.

This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (261-13-26082013). The project is recorded in the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS) with the number DRKS00006781.

Duration: 01.11.2013 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

Heads of project

M.Sc.P.H. Sabine Herget, IFB AdiposityDiseases, junior research group "Prevention" and PD Dr. Susann Blüher

PD Dr. med. Susann Blüher

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

+49 341 97-26310

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