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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: January 24, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Child growth and development [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Child metabolism [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Child dietary intake [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
  • Placenta gene expression [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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)
Sexes 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

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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: January 24, 2017

Keywords provided by Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute:
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