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Fetal Programming of Obesity

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2010
Last updated: August 4, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
The overall goal of this project is to understand how a mother's health at conception may influence her child's growth and development.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Child body composition [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Child growth and development [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Child metabolism [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Child dietary intake [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Placenta gene expression [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood, urine, stool, placenta, cord blood and umbilical cord may be collected from study participants.

Estimated Enrollment: 320
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pregnant women


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy women

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy
  • 21 years of age or older
  • second pregnancy, singleton
  • conceived without fertility treatments

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Preexisting medical conditions
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medical complications during pregnancy
  • Medications during pregnancy known to influence fetal growth
  • Smoking, alcohol drinking
  • Excessive physical activity level which could affect the outcome of interest.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01131117

United States, Arkansas
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Identifier: NCT01131117     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 110889 
Study First Received: May 25, 2010
Last Updated: August 4, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:
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