Individual Study / MPLS

Minneapolis Childhood Cohort Studies

Minneapolis Childhood Cohort Studies

Initiatives -
Start Year
End Year
NIH Grants (HL 52851, M01-RR-00400 and DK72124).


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Julia Steinberger
    University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Dr. Alan Sinaiko
    University of Minnesota Medical School (A.R.S.)


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
In the 1978 cohort children were examined approximately twice yearly through their grade school and junior high school years and once yearly during high school. At each examination, measurements of height, weight, and blood pressure were obtained. A post– high school (PH) examination was conducted within 2 years of graduation from high school, at which time blood pressure and anthropometric data were obtained. This group of 817 was recontacted 5 years after the PH visit, and 679 were reexamined in 1993 to 1995 (age, 23.6 years), forming the 1996 sample study. In addition to the anthropometric and blood pressure data, a fasting blood sample was obtained at the 1993 to 1995 visit for insulin, cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C),triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C).

Marker Paper

Sinaiko AR, Donahue RP, Jacobs DR Jr, Prineas RJ. Relation of weight and rate of increase in weight during childhood and adolescence to body size, blood pressure, fasting insulin, and lipids in young adults. The Minneapolis Children's Blood Pressure Study. Circulation. 1999 Mar 23;99(11):1471-6. doi: 10.1161/01.cir.99.11.1471.

PUBMED 10086972


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


Availability of data and biosamples