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Percent Body Fat in Breast Fed Infants (PeaPod)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00616083
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 20, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to learn about normal body composition (% body fat) during the first six months of life in healthy breast-fed babies.

Condition or disease

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 190 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Developing Normative Body Composition Data in Early Infancy
Study Start Date : April 2006
Primary Completion Date : July 2007
Study Completion Date : July 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breastfeeding
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Healthy breast fed infants

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Helathy breast fed infats, less than a week old living in the Little Rock area.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Term birth
  • Infant must weigh at least 5.5# at birth
  • Single birth
  • Healthy mother/infant as determined by the investigator
  • Intention to breast feed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant perinatal morbidity
  • Having health, environmental, or economic constraints on growth
  • Infants of a mother with diabetes or gestational diabetes
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00616083

United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
United States, Ohio
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44109
United States, Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Milano, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
University of Arkansas
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Life Measurement Inc.
University of Oklahoma
MetroHealth Medical Center
University of Milan
Principal Investigator: Aline Andres, Ph.D. University of Arkansas
More Information

Responsible Party: Aline Andres, Ph.D / Principal Investiagor, University of Arkansas for Medical Science
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00616083     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 56991
First Posted: February 15, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 20, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Keywords provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:
Breast Feeding
Body Composition
Body Fat
Healthy Infants