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Diet, Exercise and Body Fat in 3-5 Year Olds

This study has been completed.
University of Arkansas
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Life Measurement Inc.
Texas Woman's University
Information provided by:
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2008
Last updated: February 12, 2010
Last verified: February 2010
To determine how practical and precise different body composition methods are for measuring body fat and lean tissue in young children and to determine if certain dietary factors and physical activity patterns are related to body fat in children.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Relationship of Dietary Factors and Physical Activity to Body Fat in 3-5 Year Old Children

Further study details as provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
3 year old children
4 year old children
5 year old children


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We are seeking healthy 3-5 year old children in the greater Little Rock area.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 3-5 year old children
  • Full term at birth
  • English as primary language
  • Weighed at least 5.5# at birth
  • Parent or guardian is at least 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child has any chronic condition, metabolic disorder, pulmonary disorder, bone disorder, condition that may affect growth, ADD or ADHD
  • Child on any medication thought to interfere with study parameters as determined by the investigator
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00615641

United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
University of Arkansas
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Life Measurement Inc.
Texas Woman's University
Principal Investigator: Tina Crook, M.S., R.D. Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tina Crook, M.S., R.D. / Principal Investigator, Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Identifier: NCT00615641     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 72850
CRIS # 6251-51000-005-03S
Study First Received: February 1, 2008
Last Updated: February 12, 2010

Keywords provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:
Body Fat
Physical Activity
Childhood Obesity
Healthy Children processed this record on May 24, 2017