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Girls Health Enrichment Multi-Site Studies (GEMS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: October 27, 1999
Last updated: October 2, 2006
Last verified: April 2005
To develop and test interventions to prevent obesity by decreasing weight gain during the high-risk transitional period from pre-puberty to puberty in African-American girls who are at high risk for developing obesity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Obesity Behavioral: diet, reducing Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: August 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2006
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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
African-American girls, age 8-10 years.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00000615

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Tom Baronowski Baylor College of Medicine
OverallOfficial: Robert Klesges University of Memphis
OverallOfficial: Thomas Robinson Stanford University
OverallOfficial: James Rochon George Washington University
OverallOfficial: Mary Story University of Minnesota, MN
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00000615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 118
Study First Received: October 27, 1999
Last Updated: October 2, 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on June 22, 2017