Strong Heart Study Analyses Obesity and Lipoproteins

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: November 2001
To examine the relationship of obesity and body fat distribution to lipoprotein concentrations in members of the Strong Heart Study.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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

Study Start Date: April 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 1999
Detailed Description:


The Strong Heart Study is a longitudinal cohort study of several American Indian groups in three participating centers. The overall aim of the main study is to determine the role of various risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease in this native American population.


Data from the first and second clinical exams of the Strong Heart Study were analyzed to determine if body fat distribution as measured by waist-to-hip circumference was a better correlate of lipoproteins than was body mass index. In addition, change in body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were correlated with change in lipoproteins.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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No publications provided Identifier: NCT00005510     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5028
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2015