Respiratory Effects of Obesity in Children – Boys and Girls Ages 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 
  • DEXA scan for body composition

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 Jessica Alcala, B.S.N., R.N., 214-345-6574, or email