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Study of Early Infant Diet on Growth and Development (Beginnings)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: December 31, 2007
Last updated: January 24, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of this study is to characterize physical growth, body composition, dietary intake, neurobehavioral development, and brain function of infants and children fed mostly breast-milk, milk-based formula or soy-based formula during their first year of life. Children are followed from age 2 months to age 6 years.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Device: No intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Diet on Metabolism, Body Composition, Brain Function in Infants/Children

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Growth and development [ Time Frame: yearly, 1-6 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Plasma, urine, and stool may be collected from some study participants.

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
no grouping
IDE used for outcome measurement not for an intervention.
Device: No intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 3 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy infants

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy Infants
  • Birth weight = 6 to 9 lbs
  • Mostly fed breast milk, milk-based formula, soy-based formula
  • Mother over 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unhealthy pregnancy
  • Illness during pregnancy or for the child that could interfere with the study parameters
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00616395

United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Aline Andres, Ph.D. University of Arkansas
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier: NCT00616395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07130
Study First Received: December 31, 2007
Last Updated: January 24, 2017

Keywords provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:
Infant Nutrition
Soy Phytochemicals
Infant Body Composition
Brain Function
Cognition and Development
Healthy Infants processed this record on June 23, 2017