Individual Study / NGHS

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Growth and Health Study

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Growth and Health Study

Initiatives -
To determine if the Black-white differences in the development of obesity in pubescent females were due to differences in psychosocial, socioeconomic and other environmental factors. Also, to determine whether differences in the development of obesity led to Black-white differences in other coronary heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and serum lipids.
Start Year
1985
End Year
2000
Funding
National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (MH57897) and a grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) (HL/DK71122). Also supported by contracts HC55023-26 and Cooperative Agreements U01-HL-48941-44 from NHLBI. NIH grants (HL52911, HC55025, HL66430 and HL48941)
Supplementary Information
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00005132
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Stephen Daniels
    Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Dr. Bruce Barton
    Professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Dr. Douglas Thompson
    Maryland Medical Research Institute

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
During 1986-1997, girls attended 10 annual “clinic visits”. Between 1998 and 2001, a single telephone interview was conducted with participants who were then between ages 21 and 23.

Marker Paper

Thompson DR, Obarzanek E, Franko DL, Barton BA, Morrison J, Biro FM, Daniels SR, Striegel-Moore RH. Childhood overweight and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study. J Pediatr. 2007 Jan;150(1):18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.09.039.

PUBMED 17188606

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,379
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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