Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04107545
TitleMetabolic, Functional and Nutritional Responses to Weight Cycling in Athletes: The WAVE Study
OrganizationUniversity Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
Sponsor/CollaboratorsUniversity Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
StatusNot yet recruiting
Location (with distance)
  • Chu Clermont Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, 63003 , France
DescriptionMany elite athletes are submitted to frequent rapid weight loss periods to meet their competition weight category and then experience weight cycling (lowing and gaining weight regularly). This weight cycling induce severe temporary energetic and metabolic changes and when repeated over time can lead to permanent metabolic adaptations that might favor metabolic disorders, body weight gain and body composition changes (favoring fat mass). The exact effects of this weight cycling are not clear yet, especially in terms of metabolic, energetics, nutritional functional and psychological impacts. Better understand these adaptations and their variations during weight loss and weight gain in regular weight cycler is of main importance to prevent these athletes for future health issues. The aim of the present project if to assess these metabolic, functional, energetic and nutritional adaptations during weight loss, weight stable and weight gain periods in athletes experiencing regular weight cycling.