Measurement of Body Fat in Infants (Baby Fat Pilot)
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Up to 10 infants will complete the study aimed to establish a technique for measuring whole body adiposity and brown adipose tissue in infant subjects using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and magnetic resonance imaging, respectively.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 28 Days (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Up to 10 healthy, full term infants aged 14 to 28 days old at enrollment with no contraindications to MRI will be recruited to Pennington Biomedical Research Center to participate in this study which includes two study visits to be completed within 1-10 days apart.
healthy, full-term infant
aged 14-28 days at Visit 1
born preterm (<37 weeks gestation)
implanted metal or electronic objects that render MRI unsafe
unable to complete 2 clinic visits 1-10 days apart at Pennington Biomedical Research Center