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Girls Health Enrichment Multi-Site Studies (GEMS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000615
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 1999
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2006
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Obesity Behavioral: diet, reducing Phase 2

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : August 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diets
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Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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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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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 ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 118
First Posted: October 28, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2006
Last Verified: April 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases