LIFE Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases (LIFE-Child)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02550236|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2018
The Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases (LIFE) Child Study is a prospective longitudinal population-based study with a life course approach to health and disease.
The LIFE Child Study focuses on two main research objectives:
- What are premises of normal growth, development and health in children?
- Which factors contribute to the development of non-communicable diseases such as childhood obesity and its co-morbidities, atopy and mental health problems?
Detailed assessments will be conducted alongside long-term storage of biological samples in 2,000 pregnant women and more than 10,000 children and their families.
|Condition or disease|
- The LIFE Child study is part of LIFE, a life sciences research program of the University of Leipzig (Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases - LIFE). The measurements are performed in a well-equipped research centre located on the premises of the University Hospital of Leipzig.
- The study collects detailed information from clinical examinations, questionnaires and interviews and includes a collection of several types of biological materials at various time points (urine, hair, blood for direct analyses, genomic DNA, dried blood spots, paxgenes (for RNA isolation and expression/eQTL studies). Children and adolescents from 0-18 years at baseline and their families are included. Participants will be followed annually over a period of ten years irrespective of the age at the first participation in the study.
- Prenatal examinations are conducted in the 24th and 36th week of gestation and postnatal examinations in 3., 6. and 12. month in the offspring. The birth cohort study collects detailed information from clinical examinations, questionnaires and interviews and biological materials (blood, cord blood, placental tissue, breast milk, hair, urine)
- In addition, the LIFE Child study focuses in certain disease cohorts and disease free controls in more detail. The aim of these subgroups is to examine aetiological associations and comorbidities with more in-depth methods. There are two disease cohorts: LIFE Child OBESITY, LIFE Child DEPRESSION.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||12000 participants|
|Official Title:||Prospective Population-based Childhood Cohort Study in the Leipzig Area Investigating Genetic, Environmental, and Metabolic Factors and Their Association With the Development of Civilization Diseases|
|Study Start Date :||October 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2020|
LIFE Child Health
The LIFE Child HEALTH cohort is a sample of 10.000 children and adolescents. A basic program that will be carried out annually at each study centre visit. This program includes clinical history (perinatal and past medical history, medications, allergies, immunizations, developmental history and family history) clinical examination, collection of blood, hair and urine samples, anthropometry and different age-dependent questionnaires. Questionnaires are completed by the parents and starting at the age of eight years also by the child itself.
LIFE Child Obesity
The LIFE Child OBESITY cohort is a sample of 1,500 obese children and adolescents that will be assessed and compared to a lean control group (N=1,500) with equally detailed phenotyping including metabolic and cardiovascular evaluation. The LIFE Child OBESITY cohort (including the control group) performs the basic program of the LIFE Child HEALTH cohort plus additional parameters such as electrical bioimpedance, assessment of basal metabolic rate, oral glucose tolerance test, spiroergometry and measurement of endothelial function using EndoPAT.
LIFE Child Health: Pregnancy/Birth
The LIFE child Pregnancy/Birth cohort is a sample of 2,000 pregnant women and their offspring. Prenatal examinations are conducted during the 24th to 26th and 34th to 36th week of gestation. During the first year of life, data is collected from children at 3, 6 and 12 month of age.
- Civilization diseases and their risk factors [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Assess lifestyle, metabolic and genetic risk factors of civilization diseases (e.g. diabetes mellitus, obesity, allergy, cardiovascular diseases) from fetal life to adulthood.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
- blood samples for mRNA and DNA analysis
- serum samples
- plasma samples
- serum samples from oral glucose tolerance testing
- urine samples
- hair samples
- mother's milk
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02550236
|Contact: Wieland Kiess, Prof., MDemail@example.com|
|Contact: LIFE Childfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LIFE Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases, University of Leipzig||Recruiting|
|Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 04103|
|Contact: Wieland Kiess, Prof. MD email@example.com|
|Contact: LIFE Child firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Wieland Kiess, Prof., MD|
|Principal Investigator: Antje Körner, Prof.,MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Wieland Kiess, Prof., MD||University of Leipzig|
|Principal Investigator:||Antje Körner, Prof., MD||University of Leipzig|