Initiative / HeLTI

Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative

Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative

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The specific objectives of the initiative are: - Conduct a set of harmonized, coordinated studies that will evaluate interventions along the life course from pre-conception to childhood to promote metabolic fitness and early development in children between 3-5 years of age; - Conduct mechanistic studies that will explain the effect of the selected interventions; - Conduct complementary policy and economic analyses; - Develop cross-country, cross-site collaborations that will provide a learning platform and training environment for young and talented scientists; - Use the generated evidence to guide policy and actions in the near future, and identify research and programmatic needs for long-term strategies.
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Members

Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Stephen Lye
  • Dr. Stephen Matthews

General Information

Year created
2016
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • South Africa
Setting
International
Funding
This project has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Department of Biotechnology (DBT – India); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); and South Africa Medical Research Council(SAMRC).
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Intervention cohorts established in Canada, China, India and South Africa that examine the effects of interventions starting preconception, during pregnancy and into early childhood on body composition of children at 5 years of age and measures of early child development.
Socio-environmental context
  • NA

Participants

Number of participants

Total
22,730
With harmonized data
22,000

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
18

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Prospective
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    NA
    Integrative data analysis
    • NA
    Software
  • OBiBa (Opal/Mica)
  • Supplementary information
    Ongoing. Cohorts will start recruiting at different times during 2018 and are expected to take 18-24 months each. Data collection will continue until approximately 2025.Each cohort will recruit between 6,000 – 9,000 women in the preconception period.

    Number of cohorts

    Total
    4
    With harmonized data
    4
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)
    1,043

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    Availability of metadata
    Availability of individual data