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Biobehavioral Determinants of Obesity in Black Women

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005386
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2016
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Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
University of Memphis
  Purpose
To examine the biobehavioral determinants of obesity in Black as compared with white women.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Obesity Telangiectasis

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by University of Memphis:

Study Start Date: September 1995
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1998
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

Behavioral medicine surveys consistently find that obesity is a treatment-resistant disease that continues to be a significant health problem and that the incidence of obesity is much higher in Blacks relative to whites in general, and even higher in Black women relative to white women. In fact, an NIH Program Announcement (PA-91-99), stated that "Obesity in adults has not declined in the past three decades" and "Obesity is particularly prevalent in minority populations, especially among minority women." Obesity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and hypertension. Obesity is a complex phenomenon involving behavioral, lifestyle, and complex biobehavioral mechanisms. In 1995, there were no prospective studies that simultaneously evaluated a systematic set of psychosocial variables with energy balance (dietary intake, physical activity, resting metabolic rate) determinants that may account for the increased risk for obesity in African-American versus Euro-American women.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

After subjects were recruited, psychosocial and energy balance (dietary intake, physical activity, metabolic rate) baseline measures were related to levels of body fat as measured by DEXA (dual electron X-ray absorptiometry). The role of these variables were evaluated prospectively to adiposity changes in both white and Black women over a 24-month period.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00005386


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Memphis
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Robert Klesges University of Memphis
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005386     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4292
R01HL053261 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 25, 2000
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2016
Last Verified: August 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Telangiectasis
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Vascular Diseases